Fiction, From ArabLit Quarterly

Fiction in Translation: ‘The Baffling Case of the Man Called Ahmet Yilmaz’

“Ahmet felt his face flush. He picked up his passport and stalked off through the crowds in Atatürk Airport, jerking his suitcase violently behind him. It was the first time he’d been embarrassed by his Turkish name, the one he’d chosen when he turned 30, after living in Turkey for six years.”

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Interviews, On Translation

2021 ArabLit Story Prize: Shortlisted Translator Katherine Van de Vate on Great Storytelling

““The Baffling Case of the Man Called Ahmet Yilmaz” was actually written at my request. Karima is primarily a novelist, though she published an award-winning collection of short stories at the age of only 18. I asked Karima if she had any short stories I could translate, and she wrote this one in response to my question. It was based on an event she heard about while she was working as a journalist in Istanbul.”

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