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Tuesday Memes: June 16, 2009


TEASER TUESDAYS, hosted by MizB at Should be Reading asks you to:
  • Grab your current read and let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page
  • Share the title of the book the “teaser” comes from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!
 
My two sentences:
That was how he was when he arrived, exhausted, lost, his body worn out and his face and arms covered with cuts and bites. Hassanali, on his knees in the dust, felt for the man's breath, and when he felt it warm and strong on his palm, he smiled to himself as if he had managed something clever.
page 6, Desertion, by Abdulrazak Gurnah

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I'm in an east African town, where local shopkeeper Hassanali has just encountered an exhausted, possibly injured European who staggered into the town very early one morning.  Hassanali took him to his home for rest and care.  After that brief bit of action to set up the story, Tanzanian author Abdulrazak Gurnah has taken me, chapter by chapter, into the minds and hearts of several key characters.  Now that I understand the very different perspectives each brings to the story, it will be interesting to see what happens to the European!
 
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Comments

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ext_144422
Jun. 16th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
Oh this sounds good. I like stories set in Africa.

My TT is here (http://thenarrativecausality.blogspot.com/2009/06/teaser-tuesday-16-june-09.html)
ext_182499
Jun. 16th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds good. Thanks for taking me to Africa today :)
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