He woke up all at once. He opened the window on to a faint light, a clear sky and a refreshing breeze. He felt his body, limb by limb, and found it was intact. He looked at the pillow and saw that no hairs had fallen out in the night. He looked at the sheet and saw no blood. He switched on the radio…
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Translated by Catherine Cobham
Catherine Cobham teaches Arabic language and literature at the University of St Andrews and has translated a number of Arab writers, including Naguib Mahfouz,Yusuf Idris, Hanan al-Shaykh and Fuad al- Takarli.More about the translator →