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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Anything you could play on a verandah

 

Today's temperature will be around 26 degrees - that's according to Anders Celsius, not Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit! - and I'm feeling better already! I shall sit in the sun and continue to read Dirt Music by Tim Winton. Dirt music, as in "Anything you could play on a verandah. You know, without electricity. Dirt music."

I was already three-quarter-way through Zoya's Story which is a young Afghan woman's utterly compelling account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism but the atrocities she describes are so gut-wrenching and disgusting that I just had to come up for some fresh air.