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Alexa Firat

Contributor

Alexa Firat

Alexa Firat is a professor of Arabic, modern Arabic literature, and cinema courses at Temple University. Her scholarly writings and reviews can be found in print and online at Middle Eastern Literatures, Journal of Arabic Literature, The Oxford Handbook of the Arabic Novel, and more. Her translations have appeared in The Book of Gaza and The Anthology of Saudi Arabian Literature. She translated Khalil Sweileh’s award-winning novel Writing Love.

Articles by Alexa Firat

Mrs. Saniya’s Holiday
By Na’am al-Baz
Forget the admirer, Saniya. This guy will not take care of you.
Translated from Arabic by Alexa Firat
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Darkness
The remarkable thing didn’t happen within the half hour the audience spent waiting for the show to begin but, rather, in that short fleeting rupture of time during the show itself.Last Tuesday wasn’t…
Translated from Arabic by Alexa Firat
Ahem
By Ibrâhim Samûel
It wasn't his cough reaching me from the inner cells across the dark, narrow hall that struck my interest more than the slamming of a door or the resonating ring of a pot falling on the hard floor.…
Translated from Arabic by Alexa Firat
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