Burnt By The Sun, by Talib al-Rifae, forthcoming in 2023 from Banipal Books

Shatila Stories, a collaborative novel based on the writing of nine refugee writers (Peirene Press, June, 2018)

Reviews of Shatila Stories:

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After Coffee, by Abdelrashid Mahmoudi, won the 2014 Sheikh Zayed Prize for literature. The English translation was a fiction finalist in the 2019 International Book Awards (HBKU Press, June, 2018)

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The Crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria, a memoir by Samar Yazbek of the early years of the Syrian conflict (co-translation with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, Rider Books, Penguin Random House, 2015)

Reviews of The Crossing:

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Kneading words: Mohammed Alnaas on Bread, Writing, and the Stuff of Language, (September, 2022)

Three short stories, forthcoming in The Common (Spring, 2023)

Three short stories, Issue 23 of The Common (April, 2022):
Curses, by Eyad Barghuti
Oh, My Nana, by Souad Abu Oksa Daoud
The Stranger, by Abeer Kshiboon

Three short stories, Issue 21 of The Common (April, 2021):
The Cripple Gets Married, by Ahmed Bouzfour
Two Stories, by Fatima Zohra Rghioui
A Hot Day, by Abdelmajid Haouasse

The Fear of Letting Go, essay by Samar Yazbek in The Passenger (2021)

Eyes Shut, a short story by Rami Tawil
Fall/Winter 2019 “Eye” issue of Arablit Quarterly
Available to read online on

Estrangement, a short story by Eman Abdelrahim
Winter/Spring 2019 “The Strange” issue of ArabLit Quarterly

Crime in Ramallah, an excerpt from the novel by Abbad Yahya
Index on Censorship (April, 2018)

Four Very Short Stories, flash fiction by Khaled Sameh
The Common (2016)
Also featured in Women in Translation in The Common (2019)

Codename: Butterfly, an excerpt from the YA novel by Ahlam Bisharat
Words Without Borders (with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, 2014)

Searching for Cumin & others, Arab women writers on the theme of food
Part of the “Romanzo del Mondo” (Novel of the World) Distributed at the Milano 2015 expo
Includes writing by: Wafa Albueise; Jokha Al-Harthi; Nadia Alkokabany; Leila Al Sayed; Noura Mohamed Faraj; Iman Humaydan; Salima Salih and Basema Younes (with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp 2014-2015)

A Dream on the Eve of War & The Prophets by Yasser Abdel Latif (2014)

Love Stories on Al Asha Street, excerpt from Badriyah Al Beshr’s novel
First Lines (2014)

Lantern & other poems by Moroccan poet, Mohammed Bennis
Asymptote journal (2013)


Words We Use to Talk About Home’: An Interview with Abeer Kshiboon, author of “The Stranger”, The Common (2022)

Language is a Living Substance‘: An Interview with Abdelmajid Haousse, The Common (2022)


Nezouh (Displacement), a screenplay by Syrian director, Soudade Kaadan (2022), which won the Audience Award at the 2022 Venice Film Festival

When Farah Cries, a stage play by Mudar Al Hajji
Another Europe (with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, 2014)
When Farah Cries was performed at The Borderlight Festival in Cleveland, US, in July, 2019
The Arabic theatre production is available to watch on You Tube

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