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Wed Mar 28, 2012, 06:33 PM

Gaza In The ‘Heart Of Darkness’: When Reality Outdoes Fiction [View all]

By Adel Zaanoun - GAZA CITY

In a small room in Gaza City, Lisa Masharawi reads by candlelight, dreaming of being able to study for her upcoming exams by the light that even a small generator could provide.

But for now, as Gaza struggles through the worst power crisis residents can remember, the flickering light of a candle is all that is available.

"The generator is noisy and the smoke it produces stinks, but it's a thousand times better than studying by candlelight," she says. "I hate the dark."

"How am I supposed to read by candlelight? How will I do well in my exams?"



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