|My screenplays are theatrical feature films on
Middle Eastern subjects. I write about love and
I have been writing and publishing articles about
Syrian-Kurdish poet SALIM BARAKAT.
The International Journal of Kurdish Studies - Diyarbakir
Click HERE to see more about this journal . . .
screenwriter, writer, translator
|GAD BEN-MEIR, former director of the World Sephardi Federation in London,
currently practices law as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of
Victoria in Melbourne.
Gad Ben-Meir has published 4 volumes of poetry.
Ya Manal Ya Manali (2004)
The Nightingales of Intimacy (2004)
Dialogue of the Hearts (2008)
Also one volume in English entitled SIREN OF THE HEART: Selected Poems by
Gad Ben-Meir (2020). Westphalia Press Washington DC.
To read about Gad Ben-Meir and his friend Professor Shmuel Moreh, please
click HERE or on the TRANSLATIONS BUTTON above right
|Gad Ben-Meir, LL.B., LL.M.
يا منال يا منالي
يا طيور الأنس
|SELF PORTRAIT: "A CINEMATOGRAPHER"
By Gaetano Nino Martinetti (ACS)
|Professor Reuven Snir, Haifa
Six Short Articles on the Iraqi Jewish
Community by Reuven Snir
These 6 very short articles illustrate how Zionist
ideologies were rejected in Baghdad by the head
of the Jewish community, Sassoon Khadduri, and
most of the Jewish community, including writers
such as Anwar Sha'ul, Salim Murad Sha'shu'a, and
To read the articles, please click HERE or on the
REUVEN SNIR button above right.
|SCREENPLAYS BY AVIVA BUTT
LOVE UNDER AN UMBRELLA
written by Aviva Butt with poetry by Rammahi
91 pages Location: Middle East, Australia
This screenplay takes place just before the last Gulf War when the
growing world-wide refugee population became a major issue. I
wrote it in consultation with screenwriter Graham V. Rushton,
Iraqi poet Rammahi (aka Abid Ali al-Afrawi al-Rammahi),
cinematographer Gaetano Nino Martinetti and Iraqi actor Hayder
To see two of Rammahi's poems, please click HERE or on the
SHORT BIOGRAPHY button above.
|Reunion at the airport,
Michigan USA Hayder
Al-Shallal and Dr Ibtesam
|To read on about a
recent revival of Iraqi
. . .
Please click HERE or
on the Writers Comments
NOVEMBER 2013: Harvard University Press
Baghdad: The City in Verse
Edited, translated with Introduction by
Afterword by Abdul Kader El Janabi
|The book Baghdad: The City in
Verse is wonderful! It is a much
needed contribution to the world
of scholarly works. It is also an
artistic achievement . . .
|BOOKS BY AVIVA BUTT
|Hayder Al Shallal is more than just a famous
Iraqi actor ...
To read on, please click HERE or on the
COMMENTS button above.
|Aviva Butt's ESSAY
COMMENT ON Adunis’ two poems on Baghdad:
And two screenplays by Aviva Butt:
please click on the POETS button above or HERE
|Three poems by Khalid Al Hilli
Translation by Reuven Snir and Aviva Butt
KHALID AL HILLI, Iraqi newspaper correspondent, poet,
literary critic, writer was born in Iraq in al Hilla. After living
in the Gulf and in Morocco, he settled in Australia in 1989.
Please click here or on the Writers Comments Button
Who Needs Arab-Jewish Identity?
Interpellation, Exclusion, and
by Reuven Snir
Brill Leiden/Boston 2015
|BOOK BY REUVEN SNIR
published January 2015.
Fifty Years of Poetry.
Translation, Introduction and Annotation
by Reuven Snir.
Available at http://indiebook.co.il
|A COLLECTION OF POEMS .
POEMS OF THE EAST
A collection of original poems
By Antony Johae
available at amazon.com
MODERN ARABIC LITERATURE:
A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
BY REUVEN SNIR
Edinburgh University Press: 2017
|2017: Hayder Al Shallal is currently teaching and
producing plays in Iraq. He wrote, directed and produced a
play entitled: Gilgamesh. It has been performed in Iraq
Adonis: Index to the
Acts of the Wind
Available at Keshev
Publishing House, Israel
|An article on Professor Reuven Snir
"I have written an article on Reuven
Snir of the University of Haifa,
well-known scholar in the field of
Arabic literary criticism. I have worked
with him for a long time . . . Aviva
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REUVEN SNIR button above or click
|To read more about
Reuven Snir's books,
click HERE or on the
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