Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day Eighty-Four: "The Kangaroo" by Eva Sallis


A group of young Arab-Australians encounter a strange animal on their journey into the country outside of Victoria, Australia after not being in the country for very long. The reader quickly learns that it is a kangaroo and there is something ominous about the collision between the animal and the vehicle that for me was reminiscent of the mighty albatross from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

This was an interesting story from a perspective I hadn't read yet. The Lebanese diaspora. Australia and its open arms. Yet still, some things are still foreign and this story highlights what happens when such differing worlds literally collide.

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