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Ten years ago, when I was Youssef Rakha and a revolution was breaking out in Tahrir Square…


EMISSARIES, Youssef Rakha's first volume of original English fiction, is a collection of revolution-juggling, PDK-, Ballard- and Burroughs-inspired short stories about the Arab Spring and its aftermath in Cairo.

Read excerpts on The London Magazine and Minor Literatures, listen to a conversation featuring Yumna Kassab, Guy Gunaratne and Alexander Booth with extracts from the audio book, and order here.


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Youssef Rakha is an Egyptian novelist, poet and essayist working in both Arabic and English.

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