Fiction

Dark, beautiful exploration of the human psyche

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Dark, beautiful exploration of the human psyche

Palestinian writer Adania Shibli's latest novel, "We Are All Equally Far From Love", is a searing testament to the depths and complexities of human nature, at once profoundly unsettling and strangely uplifting, says Sarah Irving.

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Feero

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Feero

Sarah Irving and Youssef Hussein Hamdan present the first English translation of Jordanian writer Shafeeq Taha al-Nubani's story Feero, from his collection al-Arabun.

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The Deposit

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The Deposit

Sarah Irving and Youssef Hussein Hamdan present the first English translation of Jordanian writer Shafeeq Taha al-Nubani's story The Deposti. A story of loss and loneliness taken from his collection al-Arabun, which derives its name from the story itself.

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Marooned

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Marooned

A short story about the trials of adolescence and male maturity. One of the things on the list of things that gave Ahmad an uneasy stomach and made him wish he lived alone was the Friday noon prayer. It wasn’t a short list, and it also included having a meal with his family around a table without any audible or visual distractions; a meal during which it was necessary for everyone to avoid awkwardness by picking on the only person at the table that might be fucking things up: Ahmad. At any lunch or dinner, when all members of the family were sitting down listening to each other chew and burp and swallow, lowering their eyes pretending that there were extremely...

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Captives

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Captives

A short story by Omar Khalifa about a typical Egyptian family.

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