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Articles tagged "Francophone Arab Literature"

The Mothers

From now on the mothers will sleep alone among the portraits of the dead only the mothers know where they’ve gone and how the long labour of dying had distanced them already from the living alone from now on the mothers wander among the graves of the departed reciting down those avenues of death prayers in unknown languages telling the heavy beads of dispersed time they no longer measure time by nights that fall across the earth nor by mornings rising on the world...

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