Winter 2024


ALCHEMY – journal of translation

Issue 23 – Winter  2024


Cover by Müjdat Hacıoğlu

Letter from the Editor by Reem Hazboun Taşyakan


Esraa El-Nemr

Two Poems

Translated, from the Arabic, by Rufaidah Gamal

Akhmet Baitursynuly

Two Poems

Translated, from the Kazakh, by Jake Zawlacki

Farshad Sonboldel

The Poem of Course Notes

Translated, from the Persian, by the author

Isabelle Eberhardt

Daughters of the Casbah

Translated, from the French, by Donald Mason

Inaam Kachachi

Ragab, The Interpreter

Translated, from the Arabic, by Ibrahim Fawzy

Ghassan Kanafani

The Literature of Resistance after al-Kārithah (the Catastrophe)

Translated, from the Arabic, by Amanda Batarseh

+ Q/A: Editor-in-Chief Reem Taşyakan speaks w/ Amanda Batarseh



Lilly Morgan

First time around

An original visual artwork

Priyam Bhattacharya

Loud Murmur

An original visual artwork series

 Vyxz Vasquez & Nilufar Karimi


A creative translation of Refaat Alareer’s “If I Must Die”

bahar abdi

images of corporeal fragmentation, dismembering, or dis-membrane-ing

An original audiovisual work