Chan Chan remembered

Back in 2011, I contributed to Louis Greenberg’s anthology, Home Away: 24 hours, 24 cities, now an out-of-print gem of South African writing. My hour was melancholy 5pm, of course; and my city was the ancient ruined Peruvian city of Chan Chan. You can read my short meditation on the city here: Chan-Chan-at-close-of-day-2. (I’m also particularly fond of this little piece because it includes a little pen illustration by my mother.)

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I was reminded of it recently by Paul M.Cooper’s excellent “ruin of the day” series on Twitter:

 

 

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