Hisham Bustani is a writer from Jordan. His fiction in translation has been widely published in US literary reviews. His book, The Perception of Meaning (Syracuse University Press, 2015) was awarded the prestigious Arabic Translation Award from the University of Arkansas in 2014.
Writing Is Not Terrorism, Mr. President
Writing is the tool I use to communicate, Mr. President, not the gun. I am throwing the gun you're trying to slip into my hand back to you....