Reading on a rainy day: Days of Dust by Halim Barakat

September 20th, 2013, 11am

It was 19.4°C with broken clouds. The breeze was light.

“‘You’re a Muslim!’

‘No, I reject and am rejected. I am not a believer, but not an atheist either.’

‘You’re a communist?’

‘No, but not a capitalist.’

‘You’re a rightist?’


‘You’re a leftist?’


‘Well, what are you then?’

‘I am not a part of anything. All I know of myself is that I reject and am rejected.’”

-Halim Barakat, Days of Dust.

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Samantha Harrington

Eternal optimist, wanderer, soul-searcher. Senior at UNC; aspiring journalist. I don't own a parachute. Powered by hazelnut coffee, Joan Didion, sunflowers, and good friends.

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