Arabic Imprint

Comma is currently working to develop a special translation imprint working with Arabic short story writers.

We have previously published seven 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 Diary, by Atef Abu Saif

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

    Iraq + 100, edited by Hassan Blasim

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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