Thoughts, Plans, Reality
My desire was beyond reason: to read seven books packed in my suitcase, for this too-short 2010 World Cup holiday in South Africa. 1) My brand new purchases: African Roar , a fiction anthology drawn from the very best stories published from 2007-2009 in the StoryTime weekly literary ezine dedicated to publishing African writers. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Away by Amy Bloom. 2) My 'started but not finished': Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Love Invents Us by Amy Bloom 3) And two of my favorite re-reads: Drown by Junot Diaz Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. What was I thinking? Our days and nights here in South Africa have been filled with remarkable experiences, some startling in their immediate lessons, others to be processed and reprocessed, and then embraced for a lifetime. Maybe I'll do some reading on the flights back... Mama Shujaa.