Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Big Halt

Law 74, the End of Nomadism, the Big Halt. The crux of the matter was assimilation, belonging, ethnic identity. We wanted them, but they wanted us to leave them alone.

They nodded and showed us the door, assured us they were on our side, but anyone could see that they were separated from honesty by fear.

--Zoli, a novel by Colum McCann


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