Majda Gama

Majda Gama is a Saudi-American poet based in the Washington DC area. Her poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Jahanamiya, The Fairy Tale Review, Mizna, Nimrod, The Normal School, and Slice. She is a poetry editor at Tinderbox.

Ramadan, 1979

Barely old enough to fast, my father agreed to half-a-day with water. In the morning I put on my slippers & moved with the rhythm of our households: a little mimic to the adults who woke to pray. The azhan …

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