BANIPAL 53 The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer
Banipal 56 : Editorial By Margaret Obank
Banipal 55 and SUDANESE LITERATURE










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Banipal 56ís main feature is Generation í56, presenting a number of influential Arab literators, all born in 1956, and all of whom grew up to become major beacons of modernity, intellectual freedom and creativity, and cultural initiatives, while the year itself is remembered above all for the Suez Canal crisis and the invasion by Israel, Britain and France known as the Tripartite Aggression.
Banipal 56ís main feature is Generation í56, presenting a number of influential Arab literators, all born in 1956, and all of whom grew up to become major beacons of modernity, intellectual freedom and creativity, and cultural initiatives, while the year itself is remembered above all for the Suez Canal crisis and the invasion by Israel, Britain and France known as the Tripartite Aggression.


Sudanese writers have been crowding onto the Arab literary scene in increasing numbers, making headway in several pan-Arab literary projects and prizes. With the majority of them living out of the country in the Arab Gulf or in Europe, they are creating almost a virtual Sudanese literary scene, one that cannot be silenced or censored.


Tamerís contribution to contemporary Arabic literature cannot be underestimated Ė in his language, his style, his topics and above all his satire and black humour. His writings refute every stereotype held about the Arab world in the west, and have therefore not proved popular with mainstream Anglophone publishers
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