Aliena Aubrecht Aubrecht itibaren Pwani Mchangani, Tanzanya
Difficult book to read, not just because of the style, but also the almost bordering on child sexual abuse in some scenes. But pressing on, hopefully the next book I pick up will be a lighter one.
i loved it. i was a dinner party once with michael cunningham, and i was a bit star struck. i fought the urge to tell him that i read his book in a hut in rural swaziland without electricity. i din't want to freak him out.
"People're a nestful of needs. Dull needs, sharp needs, bottomless-pit needs, flash-in-the-pan needs, needs for things you can't hold, needs for things you can. Adverts know this. Shops know this. Specially in arcades, shops're deafening. I've got what you want! I've got what you want! I've got what you want! I've got what you want! But walking down Regent's Arcade, I noticed a new kind of need that's normally so close up you never know it's there. You and your mum need to like each other. Not love, but like."