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« When I was silent… »
— Interview with Sulaiman Addonia
Sander Pleij
13 June 2022
published in Issue One

After writing he needs to heal. In the hours past midnight Sulaiman Addonia watches ballet and listens to classical music. It is a ritual.

« Writing is torturous », he says. « I basically suffer. »

He needs the night.

« When you are damaged », he says, « you come out of your work completely reassembled. »

At night he sews the fragments of his personality back into that of a father, a husband, friend.

While writing he’d been stripped.

One writes naked.

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