Challenging the Dragon in the Eye of the Sun
By: Marwa Rakha *
“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”
Sir Francis Bacon
"Feeling the air blow against his face, walking by the river, and seeing green fields set a striking contrast between his life at his hometown and his life in “the big city” where suffocating cement blocks turn his stomach and only the thought of a revolution or a supernatural gift for larceny cause his mental orgasms. The most visible themes revolve around his grandparents, his parents, his street, his cruel teacher, his girlfriend, his undefined female friend, and his best friend. On a deeper level you can trace his unanswered questions – starting from God to his very own existence and his chosen path.
With lots of imagination Naje, echoing Roger Waters of Pink Floyd’s Album “The Wall”, created a brick wall between his reality and his fantasy land. In his own words and using his own palette he decided to color his pictures adding one brick after the other to the wall that he often crossed in his first book – Rogers.
* Marwa Rakha: is an Egyptian writer contributing in Enigma, Campus, and Egypt's Insight magazines, as well as The American Chronicles website.For further reading of Rakha's articles, please click HERE.