Wasafiri Issue 108

Featuring Bina Shah, Hamja Ahsan, Nisha Ramayya, Latifa Ayad and more, House of Wisdom: Libraries and Literatures of Islam collects writing that uses the libraries that were the hallmark of Islamicate empires around the globe as its cornerstone to reflect creatively and critically on Islamic literary culture.

Guest Edited by Rehana Ahmed and Nadia Atia

Editorial Libraries and Literatures of Islam

Interviews Ahdaf Soueif and Kamila Shamsie, Nur Sobers-Khan

Articles Archiving Islam in Nadeem Aslam’s Libraries; The Craft of the Catalogue in Sinan Antoon’s The Book of Collateral Damage; Libraries, Literature, and Literacy in Palestine; Restoring Medieval England’s Arabic Books to View

Art The Power of Books: Wafaa Bilal’s 168:01 and Edmund de Waal’s library of exile

Fiction Latifa Ayad, Mohammed Barber, Bina Shah

Poetry Moniza Alvi, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Zaffar Kunial, Alycia Pirmohamed, Nisha Ramayya

Life Writing Hamja Ahsan: The Library to Come

Review Essay Textual Responses to Muslim Migration and Displacement

Reviews Diana Darke, Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe; Caroline Rooney, Creative Radicalism in the Middle East: Culture and the Arab Left after the Uprisings; Samira Shackle, Karachi Vice; Sabina Akhtar, ed., Cut from the Same Cloth: Muslim Women on Life in Britain

and more...

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