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December Culture

[Art by Saddam Al-Jumaily (Iraq). Image from Artist] [Art by Saddam Al-Jumaily (Iraq). Image from Artist]

Our last culture bouquet this year features poetry from Syria and Palestine, fiction from Algeria/France, and two reviews. Marilyn Hacker translates two chapters from Leila Sebbar's I Don't Speak My Father's Language. Kamran Rastegar reviews Ahmad Ghossein's My Father is Still a Communist. Syrian poet Golan Haji co-translates four of his poems. Fady Joudah translates poems by Ghassan Zaqtan. Amin Alsaden reviews a current exhibit about Baghdadi architecture:

* "Leila Sebbar's I Don't Speak My Father's Language" (tr. Marilyn Hacker)

* "My Father is Still a Communist" (reviewed by Kamran Rastegar)

* "Four poems by Golan Haji"

* "Three Poems by Ghassan Zaqtan" (tr. Fady Joudah).

* "Baghdad: Mirages and Melancholia" by Amin Alsaden.

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