Sunday, March 1, 2015
On "The Spirits of Shah Alam Camp" by Asghar Wajahat (1642 words) ***
Like many a story from a non-Western perspective, this one is a bit difficult to contemplate in a linear sense. The camp is a place where children live on after their parents and families are killed in war. Spirits return each evening to care for the kids. Are we to take the spirits as some kind of symbol? Here they seem almost real--more real than the kids themselves. Beats me. Check it out for yourself here at Little Magazine.