Six Qiblahs for Prayer

Amira Badawi  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2019  |  Egypt
“Six Qiblahs for Prayer” is a collection of stories that start from marginalized realities, to embody a mythical world shaped by the popular symbolism and motifs that dominate the minds of the protagonists. These characters are marginalized, their relationship to reality determined by their emotional and magical representations which, in their eyes, belong to the sphere of the sacred. The collection of stories summons these symbols only to destroy them or to reverse their duality, and is based on a feminist perspective against the centrality of the penis/phallus.