“The house turned into a beehive, its doors wide open to youth, activists, and intellectuals. Dialogue sessions were held in it to keep abreast of the events in Egypt, Tunis and Libya; and with the start of March, the relationship between Anis and Samia was at its peak”
On the underground / I sit and contemplate the ceiling. / London passes over me.
“He fell silent; it was the silence of a man staring at the phantom of nothingness; a silence that spoke the full truth.”
“I am from Syria, my brothers and sisters; but don’t you dare pity her, / for in her dwells enough life to reconstruct the entire world and enough graves to accommodate all of you.”
“She has enough patience to wait for a climax with the force an earthquake, and enough shoes and slippers hanging in al-Hamidiyah market to whack fifty deserving dictators.”
“The last thing I need is that people read me because my book is forbidden. I need people to read it because they want to read it.”