Chicago | April 2007

Mahmoud Saeed is a prominent and award-winning Iraqi novelist. He has written more than 20 novels and short story collections, including Port Said and Other Stories, which was published in 1957. The first military-Baathist Iraqi government seized two of his novels in 1963. Saeed was imprisoned several times and he left Iraq in 1985 after the authorities banned the publication of some of his novels, including Zanka bin Baraka (1970), which nevertheless won the Ministry of Information Award in 1993. His new novel The World in Angel’s Eyes will be published in Cairo, Egypt. You can read some of his stories at

Fred Sasaki has written fiction, naughty stories, and …

Nairobi | April 2007

Father Joseph Healey, M.M. is an American Maryknoll missionary priest who has lived in East Africa since 1968 and presently is based in Nairobi, Kenya . He is a trained journalist and now mainly a writer and storyteller. He animates Small Christian Communities in Eastern Africa . He has written many books and articles in English and Swahili on African culture, inculturation, SCCs and mission such as Once Upon a Time in Africa: Stories of Wisdom and Joy and African Stories for Preachers and Teachers. He is the Moderator of the African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories Website (

Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi in 1967. Her family left for Washington …