Wednesday, January 14, 2009

john berger reads from mahmoud darwish's 'mural'

an extract:
Wait till I pack my bag Death
my toothbrush soap after-shave and some clothes
Is the climate warm over there?
Do the seasons change in the eternal whiteness?
Or does the weather stay fixed in autumn or winter?
Will one book be enough to read in non-time?
Or should I take a library?
And what do they talk over there?
vernacular or classical?

(tr Rema Hammami and John Berger)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very ease to blame the "other"...what palestinians can do by themselves?

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