I had just finished I Saw Ramallah, which was published in English in 2000 by AUC Press. I have no excuse for being 10 years late to this beautiful book, and am reading it now because of translator Ahdaf Souief’s upcoming visit to Cairo, as part of the AUC’s “in translation” series.

I will have to say more about the book, because it’s creaking and shifting inside me, but for now I just wanted to quote this passage on writing:

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