Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Reading books in Burkina Faso...

Thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I just finished reading The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. A big potboiler book for novel lovers and people, like me, who when young were enthusiasts of understanding the Spanish Civil War- Lorca, Hemingway, Durruti and all that…A bit contrived, but a great book for Burkina Faso, where an agonizing full-body-fatigue of 24 hours means all you can do is sit and read and hope that it isn’t malaria (which it wasn’t).

By the way, Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, has just brokered a peace deal between the two fighting sides of Cote d’Ivoire. They’ve agreed to numerous deals in the past, let’s hope this one sticks.

1 comment:

Scott Hughes said...

I haven't read The Shadow of the Wind. It sounds interesting.

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