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 غُول خراب الشّمس
The Ghoul of Kharab al-Shams 

Novel




الصّورة كالسّيف إن لم تقطعها قطعتك

Image is like a sword if you don’t cut it, it cuts you




Where Does a Director Hide in a 360° Frame?
  يختبئ المخرِج في كادر °٣٦٠ ؟  أين




عينيك التانية وحشتني
I miss your other eyes
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صوّړتْ لعْﭜون أمﭜر الظـلْـآﻤ
 




Let Dead Lenin Move!
How a Photograph Assassinated Dead Lenin
Essay




Sonic Kinships
علاقات صوتيّة








Mark




غُول خراب الشّمس


2021    (work in progress) 

In this novel I fall into a forensic obsession, following the threads of a clinical study in which the flesh of two corpses gets mysteriously entangled in Hama, Syria, 2008.

The material corpse of an unknown Syrian woman and the bureaucratic corpse of a missing Canadian
citizen, Jacqueline Nicole Vienneau. 

I got to know this forensic case study during my medical education in Damascus university back in Syria. The case study is mentioned in forensic medicine as an example of the first and only case of identification in which a Syrian forensic team does a facial reconstruction of an unknown corpse found in Hama in 2008.

When I started incisively trying to recall the narrative of the case I only remembered one detail: That the body had been assumed to be that of a missing Canadian person. I managed to remember the impression of the name and with the aid of googling, I finally reconstructed it: Jaqueline Nicole Vienneau.

As if she was the only face with a name that had been mentioned in the case: A Canadian woman, 32 years of old, 59 kg, 168 cm, with brown hair and brown eyes. At the time of her disappearance, Nicole was wearing long-sleeve red shirt with white sleeves, khaki pants, grey and blue New Balance running shoes, and a small blue knapsack. Jacqueline Nicole was last seen at around 9:00 am, the morning of March 31, 2007 when she left the Cairo hotel in Hama, Syria. She was planning to go sightseeing in the local area and she never returned that evening.