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The United Transport Company - Jerusalem

[Bus ride, Image from Chris Stone]

— Translated from the Arabic by Chris Stone.   The United Transport Company stands alone on a square kilometer of land in the heart of Jerusalem. It is bound on the west by Street Number 1, which falls on the line that divided the city into East and West Jerusalem in 1948. To the east are The Garden Tomb and the Schmidt Girls School. To its south is the Jerusalem Hotel and to the north lies Damascus Gate, which leads to the old city. Here one usually finds ...

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Adania Shibli

Adania Shibli is a Palestinian writer who has published two novels, and many essays and short stories. Her first novel Masaas (Al Adab, 2002) is translated and published in English as Touch by Clockroot Books (2010). Her second novel , Kulluna Ba'eed Bethat al Miqdar 'an al-Hubb (al Adab, 2004), translated as We Are All Equally Far From Love, is also forthcoming from Clockroot. Her doctoral thesis for the University of East London explored the role of visual media in the 'war on terror."