This issue of ArabLit Quarterly features work that is STRANGE, unsettling, dis-quieting, and extraordinary.
We have poetry by both acclaimed and younger writers, such as Salim Barakat, Abdallah Zrika, Fouad M. Fouad, Fadwa Suleiman, Abd al-Latif Khattab, and Nada Menzalji.
You'll find short stories by Caine Prize-winning Sudanese writer Bushra al-Fadhil, Almultaqa Prize-winning Iraqi author Diaa Jubaili, University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award-winning Jordanian writer Hisham Bustani, and three acclaimed young Egyptian writers: Tareq Imam, Eman Abdelrahim, and Amgad ElSabban.
At the center of our issue is "Our Demons, Ourselves," a wonderfully fun -- and strange -- essay by Rachel Schine on her specialty: classical Arabic poetry & hip hop. And many regular features, such as "Letter to a Late Author," "#TranslateThis," and "Judge a Book by Its Cover."