Mirette Bahgat comes from Cairo, Egypt
How long have you been writing? For almost fifteen years.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer? Getting over a five-years writing block.
What projects of yours have been recently published? My short story “Fatma” was recently published at the Ake review, the journal of the Ake literary festival of Nigeria.
What are you currently working on and what inspired this work? I’m working on a short story that takes place between Cairo and Havana. It explores the stark similarities, yet the differences, between the two cities, and how the protagonist relates to both of them.
Where can we find your work? https://www.barnesandnoble. com/w/migrations-efemia-chela/ 1125787300
https://afreada.com/2016/03/ 18/a-house-in-the-sky-by- mirette-bahgat/
http://www.akefestival.org/ index.php/ake-review/about- ake-review
How do you react to rejections? I don’t like them!
How do you react when one of your submissions is accepted for publication? It feels good to know that someone cares to publish my rantings.
What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer? Don’t!
What is your favorite book? The hero with a thousand faces by Joseph Campbell.
Who is your favorite author? James Baldwin.
If you could have dinner with one fictional character, who would it be and why? Dorian Gray, cause he seems to be out of this world.
What makes you laugh? Good food, good company.
What makes you cry? bad food, bad company.
What is your preferred drink while you write? Arabic coffee.
What is your favorite food? Dolmas.
Shakespeare or Bukowski? Shakespeare.
The Ramingo’s Porch Issue #2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998847674/