Iraq + 100
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Iraq + 100 poses a question to contemporary Iraqi writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2103 - exactly 100 years after the disastrous American and British-led invasion of Iraq? How might that war reach across a century of repair and rebirth, and affect the state of the country - its politics, its religion, its language, its culture - and how might Iraq have finally escaped its chaos, and found its own peace, a hundred years down the line? As well as being an exercise in escaping the politics of the present, this anthology is also an opportunity for a hotbed of contemporary Arabic writers to offer its own spin on science fiction and fantasy.
Carcanet Press, 9781905583669, 128pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2016
About the Author
Hassan Blasim is the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Iraqi Christ. Authors include: Ali Bader, Hassan Abdulrazzak, Dhiaa al Jibaly, Ibrahim al-Marashi, Khaled Kaki, Hassan Blasim and several anonymous contributions.
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