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A Rough History (of a Destruction of Fingerprints)

‘To live means to leave traces’ – Walter Benjamin

We were huddled in front of the thin light of a fire in an abandoned house on a cold January night in Calais. X was making another cup of very sugary tea. Y, stirring the kindling, yelled as he accidentally grabbed a burning twig. ‘Are you trying to clean your fingerprints?’ laughed X.


Ayesha Hameed


United Kingdom