by Benjamin Stevenson,
“You see that girl
right there? She’s mukhabarat”—
informants for the government."
by Tracy Chahwan,
A reversal of roles.
by Knar Hovakimyan,
"Time flows in cycles for her. And cycles within cycles. The yearly visit to the grave was always a reminder of a reset; she was back at a road already littered with her own footsteps."
by Hamza Bilbeisi,
"The entire sky went grey, like a reflection of the displeased sea. The water barely eased itself onto me, it was a rushed nightmare."
by Azmi Haroun,
Khabar Keslan presents six interviews with the curators and artists of the NYC-based exhibition Before We Were Banned alongside this review.
by Nayla Al-Khalifa,
"We disrupted the ecosystem
by Shaikha Khalifa
"I do not know the nature I inhabit. I do not know the types of moths that visit my living room at night through my garden.
by Farrah Fray,
"Gaddafi was captured mid siesta,
he tried to escape in a Peugeot truck the colour of the sky"
by Shawk Alani
"The blue sky blew up with American aerial bombardment to celebrate my birthday on the night of the 17th of January 1991."