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Volume VII, Number 4 | fall 2014


The Ongee of the Andaman Islands base their calendar on smell: their names for seasons derive from the flowers that are in bloom at the time. 

They say, “We only have the life of this world. We die and we live, and nothing destroys us but time.” Yet, not true knowledge have they of this—only belief.

- The Qur’an, c. 620


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Join us for a celebration of Lapham’s Quarterly’s Winter issue, “Foreigners,” featuring readings and songs that explore strange encounters, festering rivalries, and world travel. 


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