Issue 21

A special portfolio of work from Morocco, featuring stories translated from Arabic, and art from the Hindiyeh Museum of Art. Essays on India and England, new fiction from Celeste Mohammed, and poetry by Peter Filkins, Aleksandar Hemon, and Jose Hernandez Diaz.


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Stories and Art from Morocco

Introduction by Hisham Bustani, Arabic Fiction Editor

Moroccan Art from the Hindiyeh Museum of Art in Jordan

The Seventh” by Mohamed Zafzaf (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

A Hot Day” by Abdelmajid Haouasse (Translated by Nashwa Gowanlock)

The City’s Pantaloons” by Abdel-Latif Al-Idrissi (Translated by Nariman Youssef)

Heaven’s Hand” by Latifa Labsir (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

The Cripple Gets Married” by Ahmed Bouzfour (Translated by Nashwa Gowanlock)

Adam’s Apple” by Latifa Baqa (Translated by Nariman Youssef)

Lousy” by Malika Moustadraf (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

Two Stories” by Fatima Zohra Rghioui (Translated by Nashwa Gowanlock)

The Ache of the Sands” by Abadelaziz Errachidi (Translated by Nariman Youssef)


Our Day in Peredelkino” by Martha Cooley

Home” by Celeste Mohammed

The Cassandras” by Emma Sloley

Misdirection” by Amalia Gladhart

The Good Donkey” by Talia Lakshmi Kolluri


The Grain in the Rectangle” by Lore Segal

A Journey Up the Exe” by David H. Lynn

The Five-Room Box” by Ravi Shankar


The New Inexpressible” by Philip Nikolayev

Finis” by Virginia Konchan

Annunciation” by Allison Albino

Light Ranger” by L. S. Klatt

Cento for Surrender” by Rage Hezekiah

After Surgery, My Father Helps Me Bathe” by Anthony Borruso

Back Door” by Susan Comninos

Piano Movers” by Michael Catherwood

In the Biopsy Room” by Kathryn Haemmerle

Bird Man” by Maria Terrone

Lobster Trap” by Gary J. Whitehead

Instructions for the Endgame” by Wyatt Townley

Devotion” by Elizabeth Scanlon

We Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Talk About” by Jessica Fischoff

Nigrescence” by Ricardo Wilson

Sun Through Snow” by Peter Filkins

Trap Street” by Karen Skolfield

Sundown, Looking at My Estranged Cousin’s High School Yearbook Picture and All the Damage Done” by Carlie Hoffman

First” by Keith Leonard

unit_ 20, as a unit of energy” by makalani bandele

Ode to a California Neck Tattoo” by Jose Hernandez Diaz

New Town” by Aleksandar Hemon

Recollections” by Aleksandar Hemon

Strength” by Denise Duhamel

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