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INTRODUCTION

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by Karim Zidan

FEATURES

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Sing and Ascend By Esmé L.K. Partridge

Stirring, Moist, or Cricketlike By Kamal al-Khulai translated by Samuel Wilder When the Moon Reveals Itself By Zahra Marwan

Climbing the Mountain By Shaimaa Abulebda

T e Social Life of Songbooks By Nicholas Mangialardi #LiteraryPlaylist: Songs of Disappearance By Rania Said

Dictionary: Cairo's Roaring '20s By Raph Cormack

Read & Eat: Black Eyes and White Cheeks By Nawal Nasrallah

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SHORT FICTION

Artistic Suicide By Najwa Binshatwan translated by M Lynx Qualey

Cassette By Lemya Shammat translated by Lemya Shammat T e Holiest and the Most Lustful Melody By Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin translated by David Kanbergs

Girl on the Eastern Wall By al-Hassan al-Bakri translated by Lemya Shammat T e Awakening of Abdulmonam By Zuher Karim translated by Zeena Faulk

POETRY

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On the Oud By Kushajim translated by Salma Harland Another East By Ghareeb Iskandar translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak

Song for Bassam Saba By Walid Daou translated by Suneela Mubayi

Between Piano and Violin By Abdelkébir Khatibi translated by Deborah Kapchan

I'm Still Hungry By Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi translated by Deborah Kapchan

Ornament with Umm Kulthum's name in Mamluki-Kuf c style from a phonograph record, 1974

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