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The Concrete of Tight Places

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Fiction. When dictators drive down pristine boulevards, what can a discarded cigar band tell you? Beginning as a critique of the mystifyingly objective rhetoric of travel guides and ending with letters to a woman named Alyssa, THE CONCRETE OF TIGHT PLACES attempts to find both a language for globalized experience and globalized experiences that produce language. From Egypt ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Green Lantern Press
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"Cairo is the greatest city in the world unless you don't like it"

I want to travel. I want to venture out and see the world, view and consume culture first hand and not on a monitor. I have always wanted this, and I want my experience to be clean, luxurious, and filled with the images you see on postcards. After reading Justin Andrews' travelogue the postcard images are gone, and they are replaced by images of back-braking labor, constant danger, and general struggle. Justin doesn't talk about r
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