In This Issue
This issue celebrates Sekka’s first anniversary and highlights creative work by writers and artists from the Arabian Gulf Region.
Poem: Lovers at sunset
A poem by Farah El Sherif from Egypt.
Poem: A concerned neighbourhood
She lives in constant, heart-aching fear of locking people in once they’re in.
Fiction: No more or less
Not a single sound could be heard. I looked up and was surprised to see not one but two suns shining down on Earth, if that is where I’m in.
Short poems: Oceans, Midnight, and Stars
Take me back to that night when the stars were our only witness.
Fiction: Un-social media
I will pretend to be a Gulf national, thinks Salim, who is from Lebanon, and is already plotting the ways in which he will present, or rather, misrepresent himself.
Poem: In memory of you
I can hear you speak, hear you tell a funny joke.
Fiction: Hinted memories
“At home, Bo Ali couldn’t look at Lamya, his beloved wife’s, eyes.”