An Interview with Walid Alwanni, a Palestinian journalist and creative writer born and raised in Damascus, Syria
I tried to see myself as they saw me. A woman dressed like an astronaut. A rip in the fabric of normalcy.
In the Turkey of my youth, during the violent years, when the strife between the left and right had reached its peak, and when the propagandists and recruiters had staked out even grade schools, I had a confrontation with someone who was handing out fliers like candies at my school gate. Without even looking at the flier, I tore it up and flung it at him.