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Yasmeen Hanoosh

Contributor

Yasmeen Hanoosh

Yasmeen Hanoosh is an Iraqi-born writer, literary translator, and assistant professor of Arabic language and modern literature at Portland State University. She holds a BA (2001) in Philosophy and World Religions, an MA (2003) in Arabic Language and Literature, and a PhD (2008) in Arabic Studies, all from the University of Michigan. Yasmeen Hanoosh's translations have appeared in various literary journals and publications, including Banipal, World Literature Today, and the Iowa Review. Her translation of Closing His Eyes received the National Endowment for the Arts’ Translation Award in 2010. Her translation of the Iraqi novel Scattered Crumbs by Muhsin al-Ramli won the Arkansas Arabic Translation Prize in 2002, and has been since excerpted in a number of publications and anthologized in Literature from the Axis of Evil: Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea and Other Enemy Nations (2006).

Articles by Yasmeen Hanoosh

Beyond the Trauma of War: Iraqi Literature Today
By Yasmeen Hanoosh
A decade after the U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq, we cannot approach Iraqi literature today without recognizing the multiple shifts and varieties in its expression. In a matter of ten years, the post-Ba'thist…
The One-Eyed TV
By Muhsin al-Ramli
Just as the thirteenth year of my life started, the Iraqi-Iran war began. Before it was even a year old, my oldest brother was killed and one of my cousins was taken as a prisoner of war. That is when…
Translated from Arabic by Yasmeen Hanoosh
Multilingual
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
Multilingual
from Scattered Crumbs
By Muhsin al-Ramli
Set in an Iraqi village during the Iran-Iraq war, Scattered Crumbs critiques a totalitarian dictatorship through the stories of an impoverished peasant family. A father (Hajji Ijayel), a fierce supporter…
Translated from Arabic by Yasmeen Hanoosh
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