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Black Cats

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Black Cats by Samir Salmi

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” has provided inspiration for writers around the world with its terrifying narrative. The story “Black Cats” by Moroccan writer Samir Salmi is just one such story that invokes the frightening world of the author of “The Masque of the Red Death”. Salimi plunges us into a nightmare world but links it with sacred space when he prevents people from going to pray at the mosque because savage cats will attack them in the street. In the dystopia he creates, Salmi does not allow us to forget that cats have nine lives.