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Angela Habibi, a short story from Qatar.

In the summer of 2001 I boarded a near-empty Qatar Airways flight to Doha. Reuniting with my family who’d recently moved there for my father’s new job, it was my first time living abroad. The residential blocks of Qatar Aeronautical College were grey, characterless slabs that looked virtually identical. In fact, the only way of […]

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The Little Pronghorn, a short story from Qatar.

In the summer of 2001 I boarded a near-empty Qatar Airways flight to Doha. Reuniting with my family who’d recently moved there for my father’s new job, it was my first time living abroad. It was the winter of 2001 and I’d just finished an uneventful evening of classes at The Language Teaching Institute. Gathering up […]

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Like It Too Much, a short story from Qatar.

In the summer of 2001 I boarded a near-empty Qatar Airways flight to Doha. Reuniting with my family who’d recently moved there for my father’s new job, it was my first time living abroad. My first English teaching job came at a run down old school called The Language Teaching Institute. The facilities were basic […]

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Baptism of Fire, a short story from Qatar.

In the summer of 2001 I boarded a near-empty Qatar Airways flight to Doha. Reuniting with my family who’d recently moved there for my father’s new job, it was my first time living abroad. ‘‘This is your classroom’’ said Jamla, switching on the light. It flickered dubiously for a few seconds before finally illuminating the […]

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