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Stories From the Center of the World: New Middle East Fiction by Jordan Elgrably
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Overview: Short stories from 25 emerging and established writers of Middle Eastern and North African origins, a unique collection of voices and viewpoints that illuminate life in the global Arab/Muslim world.
Stories from the Center of the World gathers new writing from the greater Middle East (or SWANA), a vast region that stretches from Southwest Asia, through the Middle East and Turkey, and across Northern Africa. The 25 authors included here come from a wide range of cultures and countries, including Palestine, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, and Morocco, to name some.
In “Asha and Haaji,” Hanif Kureishi takes up the cause of outsiders who become uprooted when war or disaster strikes and they flee for safe haven. In Nektaria Anastasiadou’s “The Location of the Soul According to Benyamin Alhadeff,” two students in Istanbul from different classes — and religions that have often been at odds with one another — believe they can overcome all obstacles. MK Harb’s story, “Counter Strike,” is about queer love among Beiruti adolescents; and Salar Abdoh’s “The Long Walk of the Martyrs” invites us into the world of former militants, fighters who fought ISIS or Daesh in Iraq and Syria, who are having a hard time readjusting to civilian life. In “Eleazar,” Karim Kattan tells an unexpected Palestinian story in which the usual antagonists — Israeli occupation forces — are mostly absent, while another malevolent force seems to overtake an unsuspecting family. Omar El Akkad’s “The Icarist” is a coming-of-age story about the underworld in which illegal immigrants are forced to live, and what happens when one dares to break away.
Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics


    Asha and Haaji — HANIF KUREISHI
    The Salamander — SARAH ALKAHLY-MILLS
    The Suffering Mother of the Whole World — AMANY KAMAL ELDIN — AHMED NAJI
    Nadira of Tlemcen — ABDELLAH TAÏA
    My Rebellious Feet — DIARY MARIF
    The Afghan and the Persian — JORDAN ELGRABLY
    A Dog in the Woods — MALU HALASA
    Anarkali, or Six Early Deaths in Lahore — FARAH AHAMED
    Buenos Aires of Her Eyes — ALIREZA IRANMEHR
    The Location of the Soul According to Benyamin Alhadeff — NEKTARIA ANASTASIADOU
    The Cactus — MOHAMMED AL-NAAS
    Counter Strike — MK HARB
    Raise Your Head High — LEILA ABOULELA
    Here, Freedom — DANIAL HAGHIGHI
    The Agency — NATASHA TYNES
    The Long Walk of the Martyr — SALAR ABDOH
    The Burden of Inheritance — MAI AL-NAKIB
    Eleazar — KARIM KATTAN
    Ride On, Shooting Star — MAY HADDAD
    Turkish Delights — OMAR FODA
    The Settlement — TARIQ MEHMOOD
    The Peacock — SAHAR MUSTAFAH
    The Icarist — OMAR EL AKKAD
    The Devil’s Waiting List — AHMED SALAH AL-MAHDI

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