This Sea is Mohammad al-Khatib’s

هذا البحر لمحمد الخطيب

عدنية شبلي

Illustration by Rem Stahl
July 2019

“But who is Mohammad al-Khatib? We know he is a young man, twenty years old, and that he is from al-Khalil. And he wanted to go to the sea, with his friends. We can then assume that he deliberated at length over the question: how to get there? We can imagine, under the present circumstances, two possibilities of a sea that Mohammad al-Khatib might visit.”

عدنية شبلي، يناير

عدنية شبلي (1974، فلسطين)، قامت بنشر العديد من القصص والمقالات السردية منذ العام 1996. وقد حازت في العام 2001 والعام 2003 على جائزة الرواية – مسابقة الكاتب الشاب، المقدمة من مؤسسة عبد المحسن القطان في فلسطين. آخر إصداراتها رواية تفصيل ثانوي الصادرة عن دار الآداب في العام 2017. إلى جانب نشاطها الأدبي، شبلي حائزة على درجة الدكتوراه من كلية العلوم الإنسانية والاجتماعية في جامعة شرق لندن، لندن في العام 2009، وتعمل في مجال التدريس والبحث الأكاديمي

Adania Shibli

Adania Shibli (1974, Palestine) has been writing novels, plays, short stories and narrative essays, which were published in various anthologies, art books, and literary and cultural magazines in different language. She has twice been awarded with the Qattan Young Writer’s Award-Palestine in 2001 on her novel Masaas (translated into English as Touch. Northampton: Clockroot, 2009), and in 2003 on her novel Kulluna Ba’id bethat al Miqdar aan el-Hub (translated into English as We Are All Equally Far from Love. Northampton: Clockroot, 2012). Her latest novel is Tafsil Thanawi (Minor Detail, Beirut: Al-Adab, 2017). Amongst her non-fiction books are: Dispositions (Ramallah: Qattan, 2012), an art book exploring the element of movement in the works of contemporary Palestinian visual artists; and an edited collection of essays A Journey of Ideas Across: In Dialog with Edward Said, (Berlin: HKW, 2014). Along her writing, Shibli is engaged in academic research and teaching. Since 2013 she has been visiting professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural studies, Birzeit University, Palestine.