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Mudun: Short Stories from the Arab world

EUR€ 35


In collaboration with Barjeel Art Foundation.

Edited by: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Razmig Bedirian, Faris Bseiso, Reem Khorshid.

Published on the occasion of Mudun Short Story Prize, an international competition that pays tribute to cities around the Arab world which was launched by the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE in 2021.

"Mudun: Stories from the Arab world" brings together the 19 stories – 10 in Arabic and nine in English – that were shortlisted for the prize, including the winning submissions. With illustrations by Sarah Aladayleh.

Barjeel Art Foundation is an independent, Sharjah-based initiative established by Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi in 2010 to manage, preserve, and exhibit an extensive collection of over 1,200 pieces of modern and contemporary art from North Africa and West Asia.

Short stories by: Neetha Kurup, Soraya Morayef, Ashton Eleazer, Noora Alhashimi, Lynn Cheikh Moussa, Ramzi Maqdisi, Fatemah Raed Al Awadh, Barrak Alzaid, Bhoomika Ghaghada, Sami Raghad, Naima Abdul Wahab Abdullah, Diar Murshid, Wajdi Al Ahdal, Ben Addi, Nawaf Al Mazmi, Maryam Mirza, Laila Kubba, Ahmed Fouadeldin.

Design by: Nathalie ElMir studio.

About the Authors

Ashton Eleazer

Ashton Eleazer (b.1997, United States) studied photo and video journalism and dramatic art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked for a relief and development NGO in Hassan Sham, Iraq, and is currently employed at a film production company in Dubai. Eleazer’s writing has been featured in numerous publications including Cellar Door, Coulture Magazine, and the Daily Tar Heel.

Neetha Kurup

Neetha Kurup (b.1992, India) is a Malayali who lived in Dubai between 1992 and 2017. An engineering graduate of BITS, Pilani, and Heriot-Watt University, she is now a freelance writer based in Bangalore. Kurup is interested in stories that traverse borders and impact human life, with a special focus on women’s rights, climate change, and issues pertaining to The Other. As a third-generation former Dubai resident, she is used to finding photos of Dubai construction sites when she looks for childhood photos.

Soraya Morayef

Soraya Morayef (b.1982, Egypt) is a writer, translator, and occasional photographer from Alexandria, Egypt. She has an affinity for travel and documenting street art as well as city architecture. From writing about the graffiti scene in Cairo to reviewing arts and culture, Morayef’s work can be found in publications such as: Sunday Telegraph, The Egypt Independent, The National, Bettery Magazine, and Jadaliyya.

Technical Details

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Arabic / English
14 x 20 cm
0.5 kg
Number of Pages:
Kaph Books