One of the things we want to do here at Trust & Treachery is give you a chance to get to meet our authors. Over the next few weeks, you will see bios and Q&As for our amazing contributors. Although we continue to run behind in our posting schedule, today is Majid Al-Khalaqi. Stay tuned as additional authors are added every Monday.
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A dreamer from Yemen, Majid Al-Khalaqi once left the medical school after spending a number of years just for having a “crush” on American culture and literature. He is a graduate student in Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
What are you reading now?
Of academic nature: The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction by Alice Bell (2010).
What are your current projects?
Of academic nature: Working on my dissertation, which is essentially on Digital Literature.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write it down; do not think too much.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Unlike watching a movie, reading gives you a unique chance to use your imagination and make your own text-based movie inside your head.
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” By Jonathan Swift. For obvious reasons: we are all suffering, one way or the other, in a world full of dramas of all kinds—all arising from a basic misunderstanding of what religion is meant to be.
What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
My MA degree, sponsored by the Fulbright Program.
Tell us something unusual (or fun) about you.
It seems that being from Yemen is unusual enough!