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By Mahmoud Darwish

Authoritative info and beautiful pictures in the back of the e-book is a 12-page foldout timeline that are indifferent and displayed on a wall or observe board, providing an enticing quickly visible connection with the main classes, occasions and advancements of Islamic civilizations from nearly the seventh to the 20 th centuries advert. The 32-page ebook bargains introductions to every of the classes and dynasties, with brief sections on specific subject matters and at the nice achievements of Islamic paintings and tradition over the centuries. either ebook and timeline are richly illustrated all through with colour images, together with a variety of items from museum collections.

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She is thrilled by the river, plunging in rhythm. So become a river to thrill her! She is thrilled by the union of lightning and sound in your rhyme . . Her breasts drip on a letter. So become the first letter of the alphabet to excite her! She is excited by the elevation of things, from anything to light, from a light to ringing, from ringing to feeling. So become one of her emotions to excite her. She is excited by the struggle of her night with her breasts. (Love, you have tormented me. 0 river pouring its ferocious sensuality outside my room.

Your hands do not tear my dress, nor do your feet. Your feet knock against my heart like a rifle as you shut the door. I am in need of nothing in your absence. My breasts are my own, my navel, my freckles, my mole, my hands and my legs are my own. Everything of mine is mine. Keep the sensual pictures you took, take them to entertain your exile, and raise your fantasies like a last toast. Say, if you wish, that passion is mortal. But I shall listen to my body, quietly, like a doctor. Nothing, nothing in your absence causes me pain, except for the isolation of being!

I was guest and host in my own home. I looked at everything in the empty space, I searched and found no trace of myself, perhaps . . perhaps I wasn't there. I found no image of myself in the mirrors. So, I thought, where am I? I cried to wake myself from delirium, but could not. I was broken, a voice rolling on the floor. I asked, Why then did I come back? And I apologized to myself-! forgot about you, go away! But I could not. I walked to my bedroom, and the dream came at me in a rush and embraced me, asking, Have you changed?

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