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Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi / Prah i pepeo Atiqa Rahimi

There was one moment in the novel...When the apples dropped from the hands of the grandfather, I had this uncanny feeling that I was there myself, that I can sense the loss of everything, the disappearance of hope, terrible burden of being so tired that rest is impossible and a sadness so deep that it cannot be expressed...I really felt that I can feel the dust soaking every part of my being, getting into my lungs and killing every light inside.

Kad su djedu  ispale jabuke, točno sam imala osjećaj da sam i ja tamo, kako i ja mogu osjetiti gubitak svega, svake nade, umor onkraj odmora i tugu tako duboku da ne može pronaći izraz....kako i ja mogu osjetiti prašinu kako natapa svaki dio tijela, kako ulazi u pluća i guši svaki trag svjetlosti.

Stil pisanja je odsječen, jasan i jednostavan, a u ovoj priči preklapaju se san i java i dočaravaju savršeno krhko psihičko stanje čovjeka koji je izgubio sve, djeda koji putuje s malim unukom koji je oglušio od bombardiranja kako bi sinu donio vijest o smrti cijele obitelji. Uvijek su nevini ti koji stradaju.

Ovaj kratki ali upečatljivi i snažni roman (samo 84 stranice) pročitala sam u nešto jako kratko vremena  prije spavanja kad sam završila Tribusonovu Legiju stranaca...baš mi se usjekla u dušu ova priča. 

Prah i pepeo....Rahimova je proza jako snažna, prenosi svu strahotu rata, a priča se može primijeniti na svaki rat, okupaciju i potlačenost bilo kojeg naroda, ne samo u ratu već u okolnostima svijeta. Kakav je to svijet u kojem nevini stradaju?

Mrtvima je lakše, živi su ti koji pate....ta rečenica dočarava čestu i gorku istinu. Kako oprostiti, kako živjeti?

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