Cover Photo: A perspective shot from the back of a car in an Uber
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You Don’t Look Like an Ahmed

“Ahmed, eh,” says my Uber driver. “Quite a burden you carry, with a name like that.”

You Muslim?

What mosque do you go to?

Do you fast for Ramadan?

Do you even speak Arabic?


Sand niggercamel jockeyOsamaJeez, Awk-med, I’m just fucking with you, don’t take it so personalWhere’s your sense of humor, man? I’m just high is all.


Ahmed Kabil is an Egyptian-American writer living in Barcelona.