Monthly Archives: February 2012

I WAS BORN THERE, I WAS BORN HERE

An extract from Mourid Barghouti’s memoir [bold is my addition]: In such conflicts, the incident, the word, and the teardrop repeat themselves. Everything is repeated. Despair is repeated and hope is repeated. Heroism and treachery are repeated. Blood recurs and … Continue reading

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LA SOCIÉTÉ DES ANIMAUX

Monsieur Éléphant remembers . . . Oh là là how French you are! Parlez-vous anglais? Red socks dance just so, toe fit and foot lift, bob and weave, another King Ali floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee. Don’t … Continue reading

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