I’m the Managing Editor at Tilted Axis Press. I began my career at Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP) as a Publishing Coordinator and subsequently took on the role of Assistant Editor. I’m interested in literary fiction and compelling nonfiction in memoirs, essays and long-form journalism. I’m particularly drawn to work by writers from Arabophone Africa and the African diaspora.

You can contact me on mayada.ibrahim89 [at] gmail [dot] com. I’m open to hearing about new projects.

Recent projects

Elevator in Sài Gòn (Tilted Axis Press)

By Thuận. Translated from Vietnamese by Nguyễn An Lý

“Readers will be rapt” ––Publishers Weekly

“A fractured, atmospheric novel that lingers in the mind long after you turn the last page.” —Jeremy Tiang

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My Dream Job (Tilted Axis Press)

“Norman Erikson Pasaribu’s collection inverts then rotates the condition of memory to emanate carefree, surreal logics.” —Bhanu Kapil 

“A masterclass in the lyric poem. Funny, cutting, intelligent, queer — it has everything I want from contemporary poetry.” —Billy-Ray Belcourt, author of Coexistence and A Minor Chorus

dd’s Umbrella (Tilted Axis Press)

By Hwang Jungeun. Translated from Korean by e. yaewon

A delicate and arresting queer novel from one of Korea’s most celebrated contemporary writers.

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