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Rabih Alameddine
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One hairstylist described on the radio how he finally convinced this old woman that her hair was much too blue. But his client still refused to change the color. It was much more important that she see her hair as natural than the rest of the world do so.”
-- Narrator (None paragraph 9)

Importance: Aaliya thinks about how some older ladies prefer to have their hair look blue to others because it actually looks right to them when it is that color. Aaliya thinks she prefers the women who want their hair to look right to them in favor of the hairdressers who want them to fix their hair in a way that it looks normal to others but strange to the women.

Transmuting this sandy metaphor, if literature is my sandbox, then the real world is my hourglass — an hourglass that drains grain by grain. Literature gives me life, and life kills me.”
-- Narrator (None paragraph 20)

Importance: Aaliya...

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