In 2018, my short story Ustaz Ali won third prize at the prestigious F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. Today I decided to “pick myself,” as Seth Godin says, cut the gatekeepers, and publish the story on Gumroad.
The story is set at a Catholic School in Amman, Jordan, in the late eighties.
Two friends, one Muslim and one Christian find themselves growing apart when one decides to wear the Hijab, while the other rebels against norms and traditions amid complex political and religious circumstances.
It’s a tale about friendship and the subtle societal differences that push us apart against our will.
You can get it here.
I hope you enjoy it and thank you in advance for your support.