Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her. I'm still making my way through the shortlist of Man Booker Prize for 2017, which I got as a birthday …

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Death is Hard Work – Khaled Khalifa – Quotes

Our final moments in this life aren't generally an appropriate time for clear-eyed reflection; indeed, they always find us at our most sentimental. A silent funeral is a funeral stripped of all its awe, Bolbol thought. Rites and rituals meant nothing now. For the first time, everyone was truly equal in death. [...]it allowed him …

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