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INTRODUCTION

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by M Lynx Qualey

FEATURES

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What Happened to Zeeko? By Hoda Marmar Merits of the Housecat Edited and translated by David Larsen A Guardian for the Untamed By Layla AlAmmar Writing Partners Felines, Fellahin, and Fortune Tellers By Karim Zidan The Tigers Are Loose By Kevin Blankinship

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Avian, Feline, and Juvenile Edited and translated by Dima El-Mouallem

Cats and Colonization in Jerusalem Basem L. Ra‘ad

The Cat and the Fat By Emily Selove

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POETRY

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If I Were a Cat By Rasha Omran translated by Phoebe Bay Carter, Mireille Mikhaïl, and Henri Jules Julien Cat Love By Michrafy Abdelwadoud translated by Mariam Antar and Zahra Hankir

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A Poem from the World of Cats By Muthaffar al-Nawab translated by Zeena Faulk

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SHORT FICTION

The Disappearance of Bubuz By Hisham Bustani translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes Schrödinger’s Cats By Ameer Hamad translated by M Lynx Qualey Days of the Black Cat By Rehab Bassam translated by M Lynx Qualey The Heart of Raucous Dawn By Diaa Jubaili translated by Zeena Faulk Tale of the Resurrected Brother and the Metamorphosed Mother By Amgad ElSabban translated by Mona Khedr The Cat By Laila Baalbaki translated by Tom Abi Samra Ten in the Morning By Tamim Hnaidi translated by David Kanbergs

Beheading the Cat By Ghada Samman translated by Issa J. Boullata

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