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Civil blood, unclean hands

February 24, 2013


A mother’s behind sins when it sits down – Burundi Proverb I really don’t have much to say about Judith Debetencourt Hoskins’s Hummingbird Why Am I Here?  Other than you will cry at least once on each of  its 150 pages.  The book is a loose rendering of individual interviews about the extraordinary work of […]

Last night a James Joyce saved my life

February 17, 2013


Enough is medicine, too much poison – Burmese proverb Before getting into Pascal Khoo Thwe’s From the Land of Green Ghosts, I’d like to take a small, reasonably relevant detour.  If you don’t fancy going round the houses, no matter how picturesque, skip to the next paragraph where we rejoin the path.    Like most families […]