Iraq + 100 : the first anthology of science fiction to have emerged from Iraq /Material type: BookEdition: First U.S. edition.Description: 221 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250161321; 1250161320.Other title: Iraq 100; Iraq plus one hundred.Subject(s): Iraq War (2003-2011) | Short stories, Arabic -- Iraq -- Translations into English | Iraq -- Fiction | Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction | Short stories, Arabic | Iraq | 2003-2011 | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Short stories | Short stories | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Science fiction | Short stories | Translations | Arabic fiction
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"In a calm and serene world, one has the luxury of imagining what the future might look like. Now try to imagine that future when your way of life has been devastated by forces beyond your control. Iraq + 100 poses a question to Iraqi writers (those who still live in that nation, and those who have joined the worldwide diaspora): What might your home country look like in the year 2103, a century after a disastrous foreign invasion? Using science fiction, allegory, and magical realism to challenge the perception of what it means to be "The Other", this groundbreaking anthology edited by Hassan Blasim contains stories that are heartbreakingly surreal, and yet utterly recognizable to the human experience. Though born out of exhaustion, fear, and despair, these stories are also fueled by themes of love, family, and endurance, and woven through with a delicate thread of hope for the future."--Amazon.com.
Introduction / Hassan Blasim ; translated by Jonathan Wright -- Kahramana / Anoud -- The gardens of Babylons / Hassan Balsim ; translated by Jonathan Wright -- The corporal / Ali Bader ; translated by Elisabeth Jaquette -- The worker / Diaa Jubaili ; translated by Andrew Leber -- The day by day Mosque / Mortada Gzar ; translated by Katharine Halls -- Baghdad syndrome / Zhraa Alhaboby ; translated by Emre Bennett -- Operation Daniel / Khalid Kaki ; translated by Adam Talib -- Kuszib / Hassan Abdulrazzak -- The here and now prison / Jalal Hasan ; translated by Max Weiss -- Najufa / Ibrahim al-Marashi -- Afterword / Ra Page.
Translated from Arabic.