My Brown Shoes

Fatima Dzhigkaeva


Fatima Dzhigkaeva buys brown leather shoes in Sarajevo, a city that has known bloodshed. So has her home city in South Ossetia. She wears the brown shoes as she returns to find what is left of the family home. The brown shoes protect her feet from the rubble. But in Canada, she doesn’t wear them – she wants to erase their legacy of war and destruction.

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