Hend Jaʿfar

Hend Jaʿfar (b. 1985) is a writer and academic from Ismailiyya. She currently works in the Manuscripts department at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This story is from her first collection published in 2015 by Merit, which shared the second place in the Sawiris Prize (Short Stories by Young Writers section).

Anthologies featuring Hend Jaʿfar

The Book of Cairo

This collection brings together a new generation of writers (many of whom have never had their work translated into English) and their writings about the city.