Reworlding Ramallah
إعادة قولبة العالم : رام الله

Short science-fiction stories from Palestine

Reworlding Ramallah is a collection of stories born of a series of science fiction writing workshops led by Callum Copley at Disarming Design in Birzeit, a few miles north of Ramallah, Palestine. ‘Reworlding’ is the name given to a concerted effort to reimagine the places and spaces we inhabit, by generating a multiplicity of futures to affect the present positively. Reworlding takes the notion of world-building beyond purposes such as art or entertainment, and instead deploys it as a radical tool to instigate change in the world. From alien experiments to fortune-tellers to telepathic conspiracies, the stories compiled in the book represent visions of Palestine and beyond, reworlding both the local and the interplanetary. The contributions in the collection vary in form, length and style and join a rapidly growing, if comparatively small, niche of Palestinian science fiction.

Lama Altakruri, Shayma Nader, Adele Jarrar, Shada Mustafa, Qusai Al Saify, Hiba Isleem, Jamila Ewais, Fakhry Al-Serdawi

Translators to Arabic
Hilda Moucharrafieh, Maria Khatchadourian

Edited by
Callum Copley

Design & Typesetting
Callum Copley, Joud Toamah

Cover Design
Francesca Khamis


  • Callum Copley (GB)

    Callum Copley is a researcher and writer based in Amsterdam and the UK, examining how emerging technologies constitute new forms of political and cultural domination. His work uses fiction as a method to propose alternative futures with which to enact radical change in the present. He is also co-founder of ‘Schemas of Uncertainty’ an ongoing research initiative exploring the role of prediction in contemporary digitized society.

  • Onomatopee (NL)

    Onomatopee Projects, founded in 2006 and directed by Freek Lomme since, is a curating and editorially led public gallery and publisher that is particularly known for their self-initiated and transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore, they also host the projects of progressive individuals as well as artist-run and institutional organisations.

  • Dar Laila Publishing (Haifa)

    Founded in Haifa in 2018, “Dar Laila for Publishing and Translation” is specialised in the production, publishing and distribution of books and comics in Palestine (48 and 67), as a contemporary creative field that combines literature and visual arts, providing knowledge and aesthetic experience to the wider public. Dar Leila’s first projects are launched through cooperation and partnerships with new independent Arab initiatives that seek to develop the comics market and industry in the Arab world in this field.

  • 2019

    Softcover, 164 p.

    108 x 175 mm