The Plant- Short story translated my Mona Kareem

The Plant I will not come through the door or the window, but as a plant you cannot notice with your naked eye. I will grow day after day, to the sound of your singing and the rhythm of your breath at night. A small plant you will not notice at first, growing beneath your bed. … Continue reading The Plant- Short story translated my Mona Kareem

About Alaa: Prison isolates and so does your silence

They woke us early that day. We could hear the sound of dogs barking and some other sounds that were more unusual. A prison guard was yelling, “Inspection! Inspection! Put on your uniforms and get ready.” Alaa [Abd El Fattah] and I got up and started our routine of hiding things. He was trying to … Continue reading About Alaa: Prison isolates and so does your silence

Something to Resist With

Translate into English by: Ahdaf Soueif. published on 1st April at LRB (London Review of Books)  On my first day in prison, trying to make me feel better, my fellow inmates listed the advantages of our particular prison, and our particular ward: most of the inmates were senior civil servants, businessmen, judges, police and army officers. Each … Continue reading Something to Resist With