Moniza Alvi

Arrival 1946 The boat docked in Liverpool. From the train Tariq stared at an unbroken line of washing from the North West to Euston. These are strange people, he thought an Empire, and all this washing, the underwear, the Englishmen’s garden. It was Monday, and very sharp.

Arrival 1946

The boat docked in Liverpool.
From the train Tariq stared
at an unbroken line of washing
from the North West to Euston.

These are strange people, he thought
an Empire, and all this washing,
the underwear, the Englishmen’s garden.
It was Monday, and very sharp.

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