In 1986 Ramadan ran from the 10th of May to the 8th of June and I was born 10 days later on the 17th of June. The dates of Ramadan shift by eleven or so
My back rests against the sofa cushions as I sit cross-legged on the living room floor. The plastic gloves rustle close to my ears. The dye reaches my scalp, cool against my skin. Mute anger
“No food or drink for all the daylight hours? Not even water?” “No, not even water” I replied. “But don’t you get thirsty?” “Yes, I often do.” “I could never do that” She could though.