I would rather live the revolution now than write it — it’s still fresh, newborn, untainted by additions and blind custom. It is a Libyan-flavored revolution, a mixture of spice and salt and light that smells like the blessings that come from the lanterns of saints.
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 4:32am
Mohammad al-Asfar, from the novelist’s powerful op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times.
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