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A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story by Qais Akbar Omar
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“I have long carried this load of griefs in the cage of my heart. Now I have given them to you. I hope you are strong enough to hold them.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“In the time before the fighting, before the rockets, before the warlords and their false promises, before the sudden disappearance of so many people we knew to graves or foreign lands, before the Taliban and their madness, before the smell of death hung daily in the air and the ground was soaked in blood, we lived well.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“Death only breaks the cage, but it does not hurt the bird.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“The moon floats in a dark blue space, and shames billions of stars by its light. She has things to tell you; in fact she is talking to you,”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“I had always expected I would see our Buddha again. But the storm of ignorance that has been raging in Afghanistan for so many decades smashed him to bits before I could return. I once lived inside his head. Now he lives in mine.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“O amor faz os velhos sentirem-se jovens e faz os jovens sentirem-se crianças.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“is no room left in my heart for anything but the beautiful faces of my village girls. You have to know, how you will see her face with the light of the sun and the moon reflecting in her eyes. Wait and hope with all your vain fancies and dreams to see her face on a cloudy dark night.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“..I believe when we die at least a small part of us enters the one whom we loved the most, and makes that person wiser.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
“Jer ti imaš tatu, a ja nemam", rekao je drhtavim glasom. "Svakoga dana kad se probudiš, otac te poljubi u obraz. Svakog dana vježbaš sa svojim ocem, pusti te da ga pobijediš, igra se s tobom, zadirkuje te, sjedi na krevetu pored tebe kad si bolestan, budi se usred noći vidjeti kako si kad imaš noćne more ili mrmljaš u snu, upozori te kad učiniš nešto loše, upozorava te na tvoje greške, pokušava ih popraviti s tobom, želi da se uspneš što više na ljestvama života, s tobom je sve vrijeme. Možeš si dopustiti da padneš jer znaš da je tu otac koji će te uhvatiti," Riječi su izlazile u bujici. "Tko će mene uhvatiti kad padnem? Kad se spotaknem i razbijem na komadiće, nema nikog da me pokupi. Moram se pribrati i nastaviti sa svojim životom. Želim svog tatu. Želim da me uhvati kad padnem.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story