Jewish Bride in Arabic

An Arabic edition of The Jewish Bride is on the books. Avitoria Books in Baghdad has declared its interest to publish it.

Avitoria is a small publishing firm off Muntanabbi Street in Baghdad, the centre for books in the Iraqi capital. It is run by Muna al-Jabri, a young Baghdadi woman who only recently started as a publisher.

The plan for the publication was hatched during a visit I brought in January 2023 to Baghdad, as the translation had been finalized already some time ago. An earlier arrangement with a publisher in Cairo went bust because of the recession.

Avitoria plans to publish the book in time for the International Book Fair in Baghdad in October 2023.

More about Avitoria from Muna’s Instagram account.