Schizophrenia, by Nizar Qabbani

Translated by Reemah Rose al-Urfali I Between us is a rough love affair I wouldn’t think of resisting or protesting. For true love is always a difficult love, and is not received on a chariot drawn by angels. Nor do we find it hidden like the moon shining under our bed sheets… Neither like a […]

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Crucifixion

I learned today that the American Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. does not contain Arabic versions of the Bible (thank goodness for scholarship!). This was a real disappointment to me, for the image of Christ and his martyrdom is a powerful one for Arab Christians and Muslims alike. On the other side of […]

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