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No Translation by Mona Awad

No Translation by Mona Awad

I am letting you listen to Ahmed’s thoughts. It’s important that you know this, because he only speaks Arabic, he only thinks in Arabic, and that’s not a language you understand.

The Odyssey by Jia Tolentino*

The Odyssey by Jia Tolentino*

An 18-wheeler carrying ten thousand kilos of watermelons had wrecked spectacularly, spilling its cargo from a height of two kilometers, near the peak of the Tu-Ashu mountain pass that looms over the cold northern provinces of Kyrgyzstan.

Stalled Symphony by Liesl Wilke

Stalled Symphony by Liesl Wilke

The women in the Hearthstone Mall bathroom are not unlike horses at the gate, competing in a race they don’t understand, didn’t sign up for, won’t admit exists.