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Friday, 16 June 2017

The London Fire Tragedy

I can hardly bring myself to write about this appalling tragedy. Every night I listen to hours of deeply disturbing commentary and phone-in calls (via internet radio, LBC and BBC).

I will post just this one harrowing link.

London fire: First victim named as Mohammed Alhajali, BBC News

I also draw your attention to this chilling comment found below a Guido Fawkes posting

"When did grief harvesting take over from journalism?"

I have decided to add some more links, about other victims.

Khadija Saye, a young photographer represented in the Diaspora Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale with her work Dwelling: in this space we breathe

"The series was created out of the artist’s personal need for spiritual grounding after experiencing trauma. This work is based on the search for what gives meaning to our lives and what we hold onto in times of despair and life changing challenges. We exist in the marriage of physical and spiritual remembrance. It is in these spaces that we identify with our physical and imagined bodies. Using herself as the subject, Saye felt it was necessary to physically explore how trauma is embodied in the black experience" (from the Exhibition Book).

Grenfell Tower fire: 24-year-old artist Khadija Saye named as victim, The Independent

David Lammy MP mourns Grenfell fire victim Khadija Saye as her cousins report death of her and her mother, The Telegraph

London fire: Two Ethiopian families still missing, BBC News

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