Forthcoming: New and Classic Djinn Tales from Hermes, Nada Adel Sobhi, Sophia Al-Maria, Amal El-Mohtar, Others

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Arabic Literature (in English)

On Thursday, TOR did a table-of-contents reveal for its forthcoming collection, The Djinn Falls in Love:

djinnluvThe anthology, edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, is scheduled for March 2017. Titled The Djinn Falls in Love, and Other Stories, it promises to bring together more than “20 new and classic tales of Djinn from amazing authors from all around the world.”

This includes the title poem by Hermes* (the pen name of Egyptian writer Mohamed Magdy), brought into English by acclaimed translator Robin Moger.

Hermes’s contribution had earlier been referred to as a story, but Moger corrects that it’s a poem.

Also Qatari-American writer Sophia al-Maria (The Girl Who Fell to Earth), Lebanese-Canadian poet and short-story writer Amal El-Mohtar, Egyptian Nada Adel Sobhi, Sudanese-British writer Jamal Mahjoub (here, read his “In the Long Shadows”), Nnedi Okorafor (of the wildly imaginative Who Fears Death), and many others.

The stories, in alphabetical order…

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