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  • Welcome to ALT Magazine & Press: Hazawi Prize Announces 2023 Shortlist: (Sana'a, Yemen) - The shortlist for the 2023 Hazawi Prize for Yemeni Literature has been revealed, announcing the ten writers who have been selected as finalists for this prestigious award.
  • Now in its second yearly round, the Hazawi Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to fiction in Yemeni literature. Organized by the Hazawi Cultural Foundation, this annual prize aims to promote Yemeni literature and support creative writers.
  • This year's shortlist features both emerging and renowned Yemeni authors. The ten works advancing to the final round of judging are:
  • - Abdullah Faisal shortlisted for his novel, Spirits and Secrets.
  • - Aisha Saleh shortlisted for her novel, Under the Ashes
  • - Farouk Merish shortlisted for his novel, A Dignified Stranger
  • - Ahmed Ashraf shortlisted for his novel, A Painful Belt
  • - Ghassan Khalid shortlisted for his novel, A Sky that Rains Fear
  • - Hosam Adel shortlisted for his novel, The Lord of the Black Dog
  • - Asmaa Abdulrazak shortlisted for her novel, Shrapnels
  • - Abdullah Abdu Muhammad shortlisted for his novel, The Road to Sana'a
  • - Najah Bahkeim shortlisted for her novel, The Final Decision
  • - Samir AbdulFattah shortlisted for her novel, What We Cannot See
  • The winner will be revealed at an award ceremony in Sana'a later where they will receive $1,500 USD. Second and third prizes of $1,000 USD each will also be awarded. All shortlisted works are celebrated for chronicling Yemen's rich culture and wartime experiences. This prestigious prize continues highlighting the nation's thriving literary community.

In Wounds – by Abdullah Al-Baraduni

Alone behind despair… memories gnaw at me until I weaken
And my artistic childhood… amazes me… from the heaviness of my afflictions and feebleness
For here I am a child without childhood… and sorrow is my nurse and embracer
And the vileness of villains frightens them… and I am without vice, without meanness
They feared because evil possesses them… and I am without evil, without faults
And because they know my flaws… and they betrayed and I did not betray
And because they sold their Arabism… and it rose above the sale and price
I chose to suffer and be joyful to them… the howling of madness and adornment of decay
I live like an autumn sparrow without feathers; without nest, without manners
I feed on my pains and play them… and from their echoes I build my abode
And I come like a stray spirit without past; without present, without time
And who will believe that I have a homeland?… my wounds alone are my homeland
Do I live in it and over its soil… like the corpse flung without shroud?
What? Do my brothers and father know… I am a Yemeni without Yemen?
Do I have here or there a homeland?… No, no: only my wounds are my homeland
translated by
Hatem Al-Shamea
The Journey of Transformation: An Analytical Study of the Novel, The End of A Furious Man

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