‘1920 to 1930’: Prohibition and the Arabic Short Story in New York City

By |2018-06-06T13:15:00+01:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Maghreb, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Arabic short story published in New York during the Prohibition Era uses science fiction to imagine just how far banning certain beverages could possibly go. Raphael Cormack translated the story into English, and includes an introduction which contextualizes the story and 'Al-Akhlaq' journal as part of a larger Arabic literature and news scene set in New York in the early 20th century