Fernando Sdrigotti: Satori in Hainault

USA. Portland, Oregon. 2015. Satori on stage. From the series "Mary's Girls."

Susan Meiselas, Satori on stage, 2015. From “Mary’s Girls”. Source: magnumphotos.com

The driver announced that Hainault was the last station. The car was empty save for him and a foreign-looking bloke sitting at the other end. It had taken him ages to make it that far all the way from East Putney. Transport is a bitch on Sundays — engineering works, limited service, delays, replacement buses. He was quite late, at least half an hour. He stood up with the bag hanging from his shoulders, and waited by the doors until the train stopped.

He had never been in Hainault before and it sounded exotic to him. He got his mobile phone out and shot a picture of the station sign. He walked towards the exit and realised the other guy was still sitting inside the carriage. Perhaps he hadn’t understood the driver’s message; he himself had found it pretty hard to figure out: bad speakers plus accented English. Henry walked towards the train and knocked on the window.

“It’s the last station,” he said.

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Magda Magdy: Female Patriarchy

Per Munther

Per Munther

City of red brick and infinite dishes,

Bureaucratic temples turned hotels

And hyperventilating masses in the Metro:

Claustrophobic Qahera,

Garbage capital,

Oppressive sharmouta

Who contains me:

You swallow us whole

In your Nile-stretched koss,

By your blind servitude

To the Rayess,

Eating our flesh,

Spitting our bones.

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Qahera: Cairo
Sharmouta: whore
Koss: pussy
Rayess: president, chief

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