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Where The Rēkohu Bone Sings: a few thoughts

I just finished reading Tina Makereti’s novel Where The Rēkohu Bone Sings (2014, Vintage). In a short twitter conversation with the author and another reader, I mentioned an intense passage late in the book featuring some graphic and unpleasant content. (I said I wasn’t sure I could recommend the book to my mother on account […]

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Fear

Young left-wing supporters of multiculturalism were gunned down in Norway because of fear. Before this: an attack on members of the Unitarian Church in Knoxville. Attempted murder of Gabrielle Giffords. Fear creates violence. But fear is a powerful political tool. My comment after Knoxville: It seems to me that this is the inevitable result of […]

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