Two Lines 9: Ghosts
Funga the witch doctor is a liar; Rwanda has been cursed for a long time.
—from “The Oldest Orphan” by Tierno Monénembo, translated from French by Monique Fleury Nagem
This issue has remarkable breadth. We visit with people who, uprooted and exiled, live like apparitions in a world totally foreign to them; with people who wander their own streets lost and hopeless in the shadow of war; we listen in on a phantom love affair through the thinnest of walls, and we revel in the memory of youthful lust….
As the submissions arrived for this issue, we were struck by all that the world has to say about what haunts us—about sprits too ephemeral for us to grasp and phantoms we cannot escape. —THE EDITORS