There will be blood
November 21, 2010 §
If innards make you queasy, feel free to skip this post. Otherwise, here is my Aid el-Kabir in a photo essay, mostly because I’m doing other write-ups.
This guy was promptly loaded onto the roof of our bus
"bismillah" (In the name of Allah...)
Damage is done
As soon as he touched the slit where they had sliced the sheep's throat, the nerves made it kick around wildly
Yes, they are pumping it up with a bike pump. I don't know if I'll ever be able to get that sound out of my head and change my own bike tube again.
Soukaina in her work clothes/pajamas, getting the bbq ready to roast the head and feet
Father and sons
Moustapha and Fouid
The neighbor's yard when I went to borrow skewers
Meanwhile, back at home they were starting the same process
Right before he tossed it on the roof to dry off
Fouid and Rachid
intestines that went on for days
Just hanging up to dry with the rest of the laundry
Who can tell me what organ this is?
About to get skewered and spiced
How strange for everyone in the country to kill and feast on the same creature on a national holiday. Anyway, Thanksgiving is coming up! I’m leaving for Spain again on Tuesday, but before I go I hope to upload a few more photos and possibly post some exerts from my travel journal.