The Gate to the Body

The size of her breasts and their roundness. Her father claims they have reached the size that attracts the looks of the truck drivers passing in the morning on the road running next to the village, while her mother says they are hardly noticable behind her bra.
A short story by Palestinian female writer Sheikha Hlewa.

*The text was originally written in Arabic. It was translated and published at the anthology “Amputated Tongue: Palestinian Prose in Hebrew” by Maktoob Series (2019).

*The English translation was first published on JLS- Journal of Levantine Studies, Vol 9 No1, Summer 2019, Here.


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