January 30, 2017 Last Updated 7:42 am

Banipal partners with Exact Editions to launch digital archive for readers of world literature

London, UK – January 30, 2017 — Banipal, the UK’s leading publication on contemporary Arab culture and literature, has partnered with digital publishing specialists Exact Editions to launch its complete 19-year archive.

As of today, individual readers as well as leading institutions such as universities, government departments, colleges and libraries are able to instantly access the complete digital archive, dating back to 1998, via the app or online. This allows subscribers to browse all 57 past issues as well as every newly released issue on their preferred device, with IP authentication allowing them access both on and off site.

>Exact Editions’ in-depth search technology allows users to get the most out of this vast resource. Subscribers can search for a term, particular author or translator across a specific issue, year, decade or the whole archive, and then also to bookmark the relevant pages. Every single word is covered by the Exact Editions search system.

The launch of this wide-ranging archive gives readers with a passion for writing from the Arab world the opportunity to read and engage with a variety of contemporary poetry and prose in English translation as well as interviews with established and emerging authors, publishers and translators, book reviews and photo-reports of literary events. In addition, the archive offers access to each issue’s featured guest writer on non-Arab literature as part of the magazine’s sustained effort to promote intercultural dialogues and interaction.

See Banipal in the Exact Editions shop to discover more about a subscription to this invaluable archive and be the first to know about the contents of each newly released issue:

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Margaret Obank, Publisher and Editor-at-large at Banipal said about the digital launch:“This exciting collaboration with Exact Editions will help further Banipal’s role as a vehicle for intercultural exchange that opens a window for Western audiences on the realities of Arab culture in all its diversity and vibrancy, allowing Arab literature to take its rightful place in the canon of world literature.”

Exact Editions’ Managing Director, Daryl Rayner, said: < “We are thrilled to work with Banipal to make such a rich resource available to individuals and institutions worldwide. The magazine looks fantastic online as well as on the app and will certainly be an invaluable resource to lovers of world literature!” About Banipal Magazine:
Founded in 1998 and published three times a year, Banipal promotes and celebrates the publication of contemporary Arab authors in original English or in English translation, and encourages, in the UK and beyond, readership of Arab writers and poets for both the particularity and the universality of their voices. The magazine is also the founder of ‘The Banipal Trust for Arab Literature’, which sponsors the annual ‘Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation’.

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