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INTRODUCTION

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by M Lynx Qualey

FEATURES

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Golden Age of Crime Curated by Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah translated by Duaa Hafez Some Advice on Avoiding Censorship By Nael Eltoukhy translated by David Kanbergs Charlatans' Phrasebook By Humphrey Davies The Evidence Room By Nadia Ghanem Occupation +100 By Maha Elnabawi Place a Hope above a Hope Translated by N.A. Mansour

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The Crime of Translation By Kevin Blankinship

Poison Not Included By Nawal Nasrallah

POETRY

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The Babau of the Shatt By Ali Mahmoud Khudayyir translated by Zeena Faulk Song of the Banu Sasan By Abu Dulaf translated by Brad Fox

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Invitation to a Feast of Murder By Nizar Qabbani translated by Hajar Mahfoodh

SHORT FICTION

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The Missing Hand By al-Tanukhi translated by Melanie Magidow The Limping Couch By Azher Jirjees translated by Ranya Abdelrahman A Veteran Warrior By Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin translated by Adil Babikir The Tale of the Book of Lost Life By Tareq Imam translated by Omar Ibrahim The Key By Montasser Al-Qaffash translated by Phoebe Bay Carter Arsène Lupin By Sonallah Ibrahim translated by Emily Drumsta Hair or no Hair By Raghad Qasim translated by Zeena Faulk

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Counterfeit Cash By Abdallah Kamal translated by Karim Zidan

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