Issue 11


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Calligraphy by Nilhad Nadam


A Thousand and One Pebbles” by Youssef Rakha

A Space for Dreaming” by M. Lynx Qualey


Specters & Spectators

The Abandoned Village” by Hassan Blasim (Translated by Jonathan Wright)

The Death Shroud” by Abderrazak Boukebba (Translated by Adam Talib)

A Bouquet” by Fatima Al-Mazrouei (Translated by Katharine Halls) 

Burdens by Mohammad Rabie (Translated by Mohamed El Sawi Hassan)

Haphazardia by Mona Merhi (Translated by Nariman Youssef)

Four Very Short Stories by Khaled Sameh (Translated by Nashwa Gowanlock)

Khaduj Eats Children by Ahmed Al-Mo’azzen (Translated by Andrew Leber)

Minouche by Anis Arafai (Translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp)

Sleeplessness & Asylum

The Hush Void by Muhammad Khudayyir (Translated by Elisabeth Jaquette)

Just Different by Malika Moustadraf (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

Fatal Dreams by Wajdi Al-Ahdal (Translated by William Maynard Hutchins)

Statement of Absolute Hatred” by Rasha Abbas (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

The Man Who Was Killed by Luay Hamza Abbas (Translated by Yasmeen Hanoosh)

An Owl in Roskilde by Ismail Ghazali (Translated by Fadwa Al Qasem)

Rhythmic Exercise by Mohamed Makhzangi (Translated by Yasmeen Hanoosh)

Disillusionment & Departure

A Few Moments After Midnight” by Hisham Bustani (Translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes)

Five Stories” by Zakaria Tamer (Translated by Maia Tabet)

Ibrahim” by Ahmad Al-Wasel (Translated by Ghada Mourad)

Vermilion Daze” by Estabraq Ahmad (Translated by Sawad Hussain)

Yunus on the Beach” by Hassouna Mosbahi (Translated by William Maynard Hutchins)

Disappointments (and a Few Clarifications)” by Basma Al-Nsour (Translated by Andrew Leber)

Excerpt from Limbo Beirut by Hilal Chouman (Translated by Anna Ziajka Stanton)

The Passing Carts” by Mahmoud Al-Rahabi (Translated by Katharine Halls)

Excerpt from Au RevoirAkka by Ala Hlehel (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

Issue 11