Emile Habiby

Fuad al-Takarli

Dima al-Choukr

Ammar Ali Hassan

Mohammed Alnaas

10 Editorial: Fiction Past and Present 12 Jaafar al-Aluni: Hanoos Hanoos, An Art that sees

into the Life of Things 16 Emile Habiby: Two Stories from Sextet of the Six-

Day War, translated with Introduction by Graham Liddell 36 Fuad al-Takarli: Two short Stories, translated with

Introduction by Zaid Alamiri 61 Mohamed Choukri: Three Short Stories,

translated by Jonas Elbousty 70 Dima al-Choukr: Excerpts from the novel Ayna

Ismi? (Where’s My Name?), translated by Jonathan Wright 82 Katia al-Tawil: Dima al-Choukr unearths an

unknown writer from 19th-century Damascus 86 Emna Rmili: At the Safehouse

Excerpt from the novel Shatt al-Arwah (Beach of Souls), Translated by Karen McNeil and Miled Faiza 95 Waciny Laredj: Death at the edge of the Beach of

Souls 99 Ammar Ali Hassan: The Void Hunter, a short story,

translated by Mona Elnamoury

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