Sunday, March 22, 2015

Thought for the Day

You can be the perpetrator of your own
 emptiness, it can be the very thing you need,
and it can still undo you.
~ Alexandra Fuller

Quoted from Alexandra Fuller, Leaving Before the Rains Come (Penguin Press, 2015), page 254

I have read and recommend Fuller's memoirs, which include, in addition to the title above, Don't Lets Go the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (Random House, 2003) and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Penguin Books, reprint 2012). She also is the author of Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier (Penguin Books, 2005).

Below is a short February 2015 PBS NewsHour conversation between Jeffrey Brown and Alexandra Fuller:

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