Finland-based Iraqi Hassan Blasim is a writer and filmmaker who has forged new directions in the 21st century Arabic short story. His literary narratives stage recent conflicts in Iraq through the macabre, the fantastic, and through experimental approaches to narrative. His stories of forced migration and human trafficking contribute to a re-writing of migration and exile in Arabic literature. In Blasim’s writing, content often reflects form; for example, his exploration of topics such as hacking, gaming, and the opening of borders find resonance in open narrative structures, intertextuality between stories, and the global print and online circulation and translation of his work. In addition to his short story …
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Sellman, Johanna. "Hassan Blasim". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 January 2018
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