Culture 21 January 2019

Hisham Fahmy / “We need more Arab translators who are passionate about pop fiction”

Literary Translator Hisham Fahmy talks to us about translating the Game of Thrones series and the importance of pop fiction in the Arab world.

By Maán Jalal

Fiction 18 April 2018

The Letter / Short Story / Hanah Bakri

A man, a woman, the other woman and the universal truth. If a letter could speak, what would it say? Read Hanah Bakeri's dark, hilarious and poignant short story.

By Hanah Bakri

Fiction 4 March 2018

Gypsy Prince / Excerpt / Ibrahim Safie

Read an excerpt from Ibrahim Safie's novel Gypsy Prince, a story about a young man falling down the rabbit hole of his childhood.

By Ibrahiem Safie

Fiction 2 March 2018

It’s Just a Kiss / Short Story / Fadi Zaghmout

What happens when child becomes parent? Novelist Fadi Zaghmout's short story explores divorce, social conventions and a dysfunctional mother daughter relationship on the brink of implosion.

By Fadi Zaghmout

Fiction 25 February 2018

Fabulous at Five / Memoir / Barrak Alzaid

Read an excerpt from Barrak Alzaid's memoir where make believe and reality come head to head at a weekend away at the beach.

By Barrak Alzaid

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