Arabic Imprint

Comma has developed a special translation imprint working with Arabic short story writers.

We have previously published several books translated from Arabic (or largely Arabic) original material:

     Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East, edited by Joumana Haddad.

     The Madman of Freedom Square, by Hassan Blasim

     The Iraqi Christ, by Hassan Blasim

    The Book of Gaza, edited by Atef Abu Saif

    The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza War Diaryby Atef Abu Saif

    The Book of Khartoum, edited by Raph Cormack & Max Shmookler

    Iraq + 100, edited by Hassan Blasim

    Banthology, edited by Sarah Cleave

    The Book of Cairo, edited by Raph Cormack

    Thirteen Months of Sunrise, by Rania Mamoun

    Palestine + 100, edited by Basma Ghalayini

    The Sea Cloak, by Nayrouz Qarmout

    God 99, by Hassan Blasim

    The Book of Ramallah, edited by Maya Abu Al-Hayat

Longer term, we are planning to identify short story writers working across the Arab world, initially commissioning single stories from them, and then building towards full collections.

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