By Susan Muaddi Darraj
An excerpt from A Curious Land:
When Rabab reduced the magad and clapped-clapped to the good in her mother’s too-big slippers, the stone jar digging into her shoulder, she didn’t, before everything, see the physique. The morning sunlight glazed every little thing round her—the cement houses, the iron rails alongside one wall, the bars at the home windows, the stones round the well—and made her squint her itchy eyes.
She used to be hungry. That was once all.
They’d arrived the following in basic terms final evening, preventing once Awwad and the lads have been certain the military had moved south. It should have been the 3rd time in exactly a couple of weeks—collapse the tents, load the mules, disappear into the sands. She was hoping this warfare might finish quickly, and she or he didn’t relatively care who gained, so long as it ended simply because they hadn’t eaten good in years. long ago few months, her mom had bought all her gold, aside from her bracelet made from liras. It used to be the one factor left, and he or she used to be maintaining onto it, and Rabab learned, so have been all of them; she imagined that, the day it used to be bought, while her mother’s wrist used to be naked, might sign that they have been on the end.
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A Curious Land: Stories from Home (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction) by Susan Muaddi Darraj