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A day of successful tourism

These are some of my favorite pictures from yesterday. A friend took me down into the dark depths of the Old City and out the other side, through a people-less village of makeshift houses, and up a hill. 231 more words

North Africa

Girls Who Survived the Stray Dogs

Originally published: April 20, 2015
Translator: Marcia
Editor: Xi Chen
Final review: TZ

My hometown is in southern China. Despite being a provincial capital city, the tradition of preferring boy children continued to thrive there. 743 more words


The Baby Girl We Found On the Street

Originally published: April 17, 2015
Translator: Rachel
Editor/Final review: TZ

Memories fade as we age, and they fade to the point of resembling events of a previous life. 1,542 more words


its meant to be disorientating, isnt it? by Raheela

its meant to be disorientating, isnt it?

  1. the ice cream dropped onto his shirt. the sadist loved the brain freeze. people asked him to take off his sunglasses, which he would refuse, frightened of what they would both see.
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A call to prayer

What happens when we hear “the call to prayer”?

In North Africa, the call to prayer sounds over the loudspeaker of every mosque five times a day.  195 more words


Et in Arcadia Ego

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. 204 more words

To the Hospital and Back

The C30 has been a haven this week. Pop is back in the hospital with breathing issues. Been going back and forth in the C30 three, four, five times a day. 144 more words