Negar Mottahedeh is a cultural critic and associate professor of literature at Duke University. She specialises in interdisciplinary and feminist contributions to the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Film and Media Studies.
In my night, so brief, alas
The wind is about to meet the leaves.
My night so brief is filled with devastating anguish
Hark! Do you hear the whisper of the shadows?
This happiness feels foreign to me.