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Luay Hamza Abbas

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Luay Hamza Abbas

Luay Hamza Abbas is a renowned Iraqi novelist, literary critic, and short story writer from the southern city of Basra. He received his MA (1996) and PhD (2002) in Arabic Literature from the University of Basra, where he currently teaches. He is the author of four short story collections and four novels. In addition to his works of fiction, he has published four texts of literary and cultural criticism. Abbas's talent as a storyteller has been acknowledged through numerous national and international awards and recognitions, including the Creative Short Story Award from the Iraqi Ministry of Culture (2009) and Kikah Best Short Story Award from London (2006).

Articles by Luay Hamza Abbas

Merrymaking
By Luay Hamza Abbas
He is not a tightrope walker, a snake charmer, or a tiger tamer. His hands are empty no charm or sleight to them, and he does not have any puppets, hoops, pungis, or whips—his mere body is his only…
Translated from Arabic by Yasmeen Hanoosh
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