Amanda Islambouli is a graduate student at New York University studying European Politics. She completed her undergraduate degree at NYU as well, studying French and Global Liberal Studies, during which time she spent a year in Paris. Her undergraduate thesis concerns the regional response to the Syrian refugee crisis. She is also fluent in Arabic and Spanish.
Transvestiteby David Dumortier, translated from the French under the direction of Emmanuelle Ertel, Director of NYUâ??s M. A. in Literary Translation: French to English.
I live in a lower-class neighborhood of Paris, at the end of a small, dark street, one of the last refuges for some dealers. Once there, you have to come inside the building through a pretty large entryway, walk across the courtyard, then take the correct staircase, follow a corridor, make a right, and its at that door that hundreds of men have come knocking.