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Portion of Jam

Mazen Maarouf

Translated by Jonathan Wright

‘My father no longer goes to the hospital to work, because you don’t find nurses in wheelchairs working in hospitals.’

Mazen Maarouf

MAZEN MAAROUF was born in Beirut in 1978. He is a Palestinian-Icelandic writer, poet, translator and journalist. He has published three poetry collections and two short story collections. He currently lives between Reykjavik and Beirut.

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Translated by Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright is a British journalist and translator. He studied Arabic at Oxford University in the 1970s and has spent several years in the Arab world, mostly as a journalist with the international news agency, Reuters. His translations include The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim, Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi and Jokes for the Gunmen by Mazen Maarouf.

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