short stories

Moroccan Author Chourouq Nasri’s ‘Blue in Green’ Longlisted for 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize

All the longlisted stories will appear in the anthology “ID: New Short Fiction from Africa,” scheduled for release in July 2018.


‘1920 to 1930’: Anti-Prohibition and the Arabic Short Story in New York City, 1920

The story is interesting for several reasons. It shows this Arabic cultural journal (marketed outside the US as much as within it) taking an interest in the American issues of the day – Prohibition had been brought in at the beginning of 1920. It is also an early example of modern Arabic speculative fiction. Most of all, it is a fun little story and glimpse into Jacob Raphael’s 1920s Arabic publishing venture.