An Excerpt of Inaam Kachachi’s IPAF-shortlisted ‘The Outcast’

"She told herself to get up, make her way to the emergency alarm, and pull its red tongue. She would hear the screeching of the wheels as they scraped against the railroad tracks, spewing sparks."

Iman Yehia and the Story of Yusuf Idris’ Marriage to Diego Rivera’s Daughter

The photos were a part of the text, and I did not describe them. They give artistic touches so that the reader can feel their ache and circumstances. It is enough to tell you that this novel could not have been published if I had not found a good picture of Hassan Fouad’s “We Defend the Constitution” poster.  The discovery of this old, forgotten poster deserves a whole novel.