Thursday, March 26, 2009

May in Ayemenem

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[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

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.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Around Her

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[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

But, around her, the air was sad, somehow. And behind the smile in her eyes, the Grief was a fresh, shining blue.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Reading Aloud Voice

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[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

'We're Prisoners of War,' Chacko said. 'Our dreams have been doctored. We belong nowhere. We sail unanchored on troubled seas. We may never be allowed ashore. Our sorrows will never be sad enough. Our joys never happy enough. Our dreams never big enough. Our lives never important enough. To matter.'