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Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Arab netizens mourned the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday aged 87 at his home in Mexico City. On Twitter, Yasmine Zohdi puts to words what many feel:

Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman notes [ar]:

My heart is sad tonight #Marquez

And Moroccan writer Laila Lalami explains:

She also shares her own photograph reading One Hundred Years of Solitude and the impact reading it had on her as a writer:

UAE columnist Sultan Al Qassemi shares memories of reading that very same book too. He tweets:

Mohamed AbdelRahman uses the occasion to poke fun at Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for 15 years, and who won his fourth term today (April 19, 2014) despite his failing health [ar]:

All the world leaders mourn Marquez except Bouteflika, who had died before him

Bahraini Eyad Ebrahim adds:

And Omani Nabhan Salem concludes [ar]:

Farewell Marquez. Your innovation continues to live after your body is dead. Those like you, who have ignited amazement with the fire of intellect and literature, never die

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