Do Not Write about the King

From: Her First Palestinian


A math professor risks his family’s destruction by slandering the king of a despotic, oil-rich country.



Saeed Teebi

SAEED TEEBI is a writer and lawyer based in Toronto. His story “Her First Palestinian” was shortlisted for the 2021 CBC Short Story Prize. He was born to Palestinian parents in Kuwait and, after spending time in Connecticut and California, has lived in Canada since 1993.