77 minutes | Jun 16, 2020

2.2 Iraq + 100 with Anoud, Sinead Murphy & Annie Webster

The second episode of Series 2 of the Comma Press Podcast, which this series is on the theme of FUTURES. In this episode, Comma Publisher Ra Page is in conversation with contributors and academics about Comma's best-selling anthology, Iraq + 100: Stories from a century after the invasion, the first ever collection of science fiction from Iraq, edited by the award-winning author Hassan Blasim. Guest in this episode are Iraqi author Anoud (pseudonym), Sinead Murphy, who holds a PhD in contemporary Arab science fiction in English translation, and Annie Webster, a Wolfson PhD candidate at SOAS working on post-2003 Iraqi literature. Show notes: 1. Iraq +100 2. Hassan Blasim – The Iraqi Christ 3. Kahramana 4. Banthology 5. South Park 6. 1001 Nights 7. The Palestinian Novel by Bashir Abu-Manneh 8. BBC Two’s Civilisations – S1E1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05xxsmp 9. H. G. Wells – The Shape of Things to Come 10. “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.” – George Orwell 11. Ahmed Khaled Towfik – Utopia 12. Palestine +100 13. An interview with Saleem Haddad (Palestine +100) on OpenDemocracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/north-africa-west-asia/reimagining-palestine-future-interview-saleem-haddad/ 14. Sinan Antoon – The Book of Collateral Damage 15. Hassan Blasim – The Corpse Exhibition (Penguin North America) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/313242/the-corpse-exhibition-by-hassan-blasim/9780143123262 Sorry for some quiet audio in parts! Sponsored by STORGY. Supported by Arts Council England and Manchester Metropolitan University's Digital Labs. Produced and edited by Becca Parkinson.
Play
Like
Play Next
Mark
Played
Share