Bloggen Betraktelser ger oss varannan söndag chansen att publicera ett litet smakprov ur en bok vi läser.
Där får du många spännande boktitlar att kika närmare på.
Jag läser nu förra årets Booker Prize-vinnare “Girl, Woman, Other” av Bernardine Evaristo. Titeln är länkad till förlaget där du kan läsa mer om boken.
Smakbit sid. 18
“the vegetarians demanded a non-meat policy, the vegans wanted it extended to non-dairy, the macrobiotics suggested everyone eat steamed white cabbage for breakfast
the Rastas wanted cannabis legalized, and a reserved plot och the land out back for their Nyabinghi gatherings
the Hari Krishnas wanted everyone to join them that very afternoon banging drums down Oxford Street”
scoops up pounded yam with her hands, dipping it into the stew, speaking in between mouthfuls
let us wonder, Carole, at the genius of hyperbolic geometry, where the sum of the angles adds up to less than 180 degrees
let us wonder at how the ancient Egyptians worked out how to measure an irregularly-shaped field
let us wonder at how X was just a rare letter until algebra came along and made it something special that can be unravelled to reveal its inner value
you see, maths is a process of discovery, Carole, it is like the exploration of space, the planets were always ther, it just took us a long time to find them”