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Empty City

RAWI HAGE

From DeNiro’s Game, published by Anansi in 2006.

Ten thousand bombs had fallen and I was waiting for death to come and scoop its daily share from a bowl of limbs and blood. I walked down the street under the falling bombs. The streets were empty. I walked above humans hid

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