A Thousand and One Nights

The Arabian Nights is a collection of stories collected by different authors over hundreds of years. The stories focus is Sultan Shahryar and his wife, Shahrazad. After the Sultan fond out his wife was unfaithful to him, he decided to kill her. He then swore to marry a different woman …

The Battle of the Rabbits

“The Battle of the Rabbits” by Muhammed Mustajab is a sort of ridiculous and slightly gruesome story of a young man’s encounter with a colony of rabbits. However, while bizarre happenings are physically occurring, the thoughts in the young man’s head provide great insight into the social norms of Egypt. This …

My Mother’s Language

It’s been twenty years since I last saw my mother                 1 She starved herself to death They say that each morning she would pull her headscarf off and strike the floor seven times                                              5 cursing the heavens and the Tyrant I was in the cave where convicts read …