"This was how our district received the first reports: a thrill of delicious fear swapped on from mouth to mouth, from house to house."
"I think the corner stone of a good academic experience is the public lecture. Through the public lecture, the university asserts curiosity as the most essential feature of learning. When I was a student, the public lectures I attended were the key that opened the world for me, and I hope Tarjamat will open translation as a problematic for a much larger community than specialist interest in the field."
Bustani's poems, in El Rayyes' translation, first appeared in the winter 2017 issue of 'The Poetry Review,' and the film was premiered at the launch of the winter issue this month.