This year's shortlisted stories -- selected blindly, as in past years -- were chosen by Hilal Chouman, Donia Kamal, and 2019 ArabLit Story Prize winning translator Sawad Hussain.
"You’ll find something that looks like a boulder, but it’s not—it’s cork, painted so that it resembles rock. Push it aside and go out. A few meters away you’ll find someone who’ll look after you.”
Each Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth), ArabLit selects 10 Arabic short stories by women, in translation, online.
For #WITMonth, ten short stories by women, translated from Arabic to English, by writers from Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Jordan.
The last, the short-short “A Man in a Cup,” is an adapation of a short story by Iraqi writer Hadiya Hussein of the same name. If you won't be in London, you can watch it online.