Friday, September 5, 2008

May in Ayemenem

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Reading Arundhati Roy

[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Nishat Fatima]

The days are long and humid. The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangoes in still, dustgreen trees. Red bananas ripen. Jackfruits burst. Dissolute bluebottles hum vacuously in the fruity air. Then they stun themselves against clear windowpanes and die, flatly baffled in the sun.

1 comment:

THE CONSERVATIVE INSOMNIAC said...

I know but i think you have not posted the "purely practical" part from the book...u ought to post it!