Translated by Phoebe Bay Carter. Chapter 14: Brave New World Days passed, followed by nights. Weeks turned into months until nearly three months had gone by since that summer day when Jawad was struck by the curse. It is afternoon now. The father is at the mosque. The mother has…
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Translated by Phoebe Bay Carter. Chapter 12: The Days (2) Sunday, September 11th: I can’t take it anymore. Allah, why are you punishing me like this…
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Translated by Phoebe Bay Carter. He was by no means handsome. He was, as I’ve said, skinny and irritable. But his eyes had a certain charm that drew…
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Translated by Phoebe Bay Carter. You know what will happen, of course. The couple will spend a few happy days together. But if the story were only a…
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Chapter 8: AudioListen now | A Thousand and One Nights: The day following his metamorphosis, Jawad awoke to his mother’s scream and the clatter of her incense holder…
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Translated by Phoebe Bay Carter. Mohammed al-Idrisi was ten years old when he ran away from home – and from his whole village. He’d been fatherless…
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Chapter 7: AudioListen now | The Days (1): I woke up this morning to a scream piercing my eardrums and a cold fist of steel clenching my heart. My first thought was…
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Translated by Phoebe Bay Carter. Once upon a time there was, or there wasn’t,[1] a kindhearted individual named Jawad. One morning, he awoke to find…
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