The Bookseller's Story, Ending Much Too Soon • 13 March 2007 • The SnowBlog
The Bookseller's Story, Ending Much Too Soon
Not Snowbooks related, although, perhaps, related to all of us:
"It was a summer day in 2003, when Iraq was still filled with the half-truths of occupation and liberation, before its nihilistic descent into carnage. Mohammed Hayawi, a bald bear of a man, stood in his shop, the Renaissance Bookstore, along Baghdad's storied Mutanabi Street.
"A car bomb detonated last week on Mutanabi Street, leaving a scene that has grown familiar in Baghdad, a collage of chaotic images, disturbing in their brutality, grotesque in their repetition. At least 26 people were killed. Hayawi the bookseller was one of them."
→ Read the article in the Washington Post