By Susan Muaddi Darraj
An excerpt from A Curious Land:
When Rabab decreased 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, at the start, 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 was once hungry. That was once all.
They’d arrived right here merely final evening, preventing once Awwad and the boys 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 battle might finish quickly, and she or he didn’t rather care who received, so long as it ended simply because they hadn’t eaten good in years. some time past few months, her mom had bought all her gold, apart from her bracelet made up of liras. It was once the single factor left, and he or she used to be keeping onto it, and Rabab discovered, so have been all of them; she imagined that, the day it used to be offered, whilst her mother’s wrist was once naked, could 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