Hearing old people’s memories is like watching a once-in-three-generations downpour. In the past, they lived in abundance and air conditioning. So many details go over Salwa’s head. She doesn’t know how to transcribe all the words. ...more
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How different the world of the poem was from Saudi culture, which draped me in black and insisted, it often seemed, on One Truth. ...more