Cairo is a fiction / we live as high as the trees

Posted on June 13, 2015 by

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Cairo is a fiction

by Isabelle Mayault

Cairo is a fiction
Like in Roberto Bolaño’s Mexico, women are raped and beaten
Like in a Coen Brothers’ movie, naked men are found in the desert
Like in Victor Hugo’s alexandrines, cities secede
Like in a certain Beckett play, unifiers never make it on time
Like in Dirty Harry, men in uniforms shoot in broad daylight on men without uniform
Like in Kusturica’s world, guns are pointed at the sky with much laughter
Like in Italo Calvino’s tale, in Cairo, we live as high as the trees

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