Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Whiteman

No posts from here of late, since I'm trying to just get through the days. I'm oh so tired, generally feeling yikky (for reasons I'll decline to disclose) and work has started up again. Plus, Samer's gone and left us for Seattle.

I came across a Salon.com review of a PeaceCorps-volunteer-in-Africa novel that looks (unlike most of them) like it's worth a read.

Here's an excerpt from the review of Whiteman:

It's not that Adama ever believes he can become one of the villagers -- even if he thought he could, they keep reminding him otherwise -- but he is given a place among them. The witch doctor teaches him how to hunt wild chickens, and he earns a reputation for his prowess in this department. He plows and sows his own little plot of land in the forest with the other men. And, most of all, Adama gets embroiled in the neighborhood soap opera that unfolds raucously around him.

Sure sounds familiar--and like territory I'd like to revisit.

2 Comments:

At 2:10 AM, Blogger Haider Droubi said...

nice blog..ajnabeeyeh.

 
At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you Ajnabeeyeh ??

We miss your writings .....

 

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