In this new video from Comma Press, Iraqi short-story writer Hassan Blasim reads from his “Reality and the Record” and “The Corpse Exhibition” with English subtitles:

Reality and the Record:

The Corpse Exhibition

More Blasim short stories online:

The Green Zone Rabbit” (WWB)

Don’t Kill Me, I Beg You. This is My Tree” (The Guardian)

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