Fady Joudah

3 Maya Abu Al-Hayyat Translations

Penniless Penniless I live at a checkpoint, trifles make me happy, like when a whole day passes without me seeing a single soldier, his bored yawning. There I write my new novel about the butcher who wanted to be a …

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I love my car. Old shoes aren’t good for my knees and hips. Two things in life on which one shouldn’t skimp: vehicles for feet and vessels of spine— he who sleeps well walks well, but my old car hurts …

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