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A fox standing in snow is facing the camera
Fox by Chrisbkes is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Pityriasis Rosea
By Jokha Alharthi
In this short story by International Booker Prize winner Jokha Alharthi, a “herald patch” also heralds the end of a love affair.
Translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth
Unsettled: New Writing from Oman
By Ghayde Ghraowi & Ahd Niazy
Unsettlement, a lack of centeredness, manifests itself throughout each of the works in this issue.
Like Any Messiah Taken Unaware by Death
By Aisha al-Saifi
Death is colder than a cup of water on my body, and/ Fonder to me than sand
Translated from Arabic by Robin Moger
Electronic Thorns
By Reem Allawati
Its scent is like infirmity, / This soul
Translated from Arabic by Ghayde Ghraowi
By Abdulaziz al-Omairi
I huddled in sorrow beside the warmth of my wound.
Translated from Arabic by Rawad Wehbe