Curfew nights and blood-stained days...

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Curfew nights and blood-stained days...

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"For several nights after the curfew was declared on 14 August, the streets of Cairo were quieter and darker than I'd ever seen them. As quiet as the morgue, the saying goes, except that our morgue, in Zeinhom, was the busiest place in the city: the dead arriving in scores; giant, refrigerated meat trucks parked in the narrow road to hold the corpses the morgue could not accommodate; relatives and friends, distraught, trying to access bodies; residents burning incense on the street to try to mitigate the smell … The morgue is the point to which our reality keeps returning"

The first paragraph of a very interesting and lengthy article by Ahdaf Soueif - full article is at http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/a ... urfew-days


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