Shahadat is a new monthly online series at ArteEast designed to provide a platform for experimentation and promotion of short form writing on the web. These stories, vignettes, reflections and chronicles, written by young or underexposed writers from the Middle East and North Africa, are published here in translation and the original. Curator and coordinator Anna Swank writes, "Bilingual web publication opens the doors to international visibility and encourages the transcendance of cultural and linguistic boundaries in literature and other arts. Shahadat is at once an international forum for writers previously unknown outside of their communities and a window into the contemporary experience of writing and narrating in the Middle East."
This month the featured author is Nassar Abu Karsh. And his stories can be read here.