This collection of flash fiction presents an intense and powerful vision of today's world seen through the eyes of an alienated and sardonic author. Reading like an alternative history to our world, it forms a collage of small nightmares, brought to life by a canon of unlikely historical figures, including Mark Zuckerberg, the lead singer of Megadeth, Stanley Kubrick, the Korean activist Lee Kyoung Hae and the Mayan poet Humberto Akabal, among others. A dazzling exemplar of contemporary experimental Arabic literature, it deftly captures a historical moment in which Arab societies are increasingly questioning the status quo and rebelling against it.
The Perception of Meaning
Syracuse University Press
Middle East Literature in Translation