Currently reading meme

Dark Star Safari by Paul TherouxDale tagged me with this and I’ve been really crap and taken ages to take up the baton, as it were.

So the rules are that I have to open the book at page 123, skip five sentences then share the next three sentences with you all. With that done, I have to tag three of you to do the same on your blogs. I think I see how this works.

I’m actually reading about four books at the moment (scatterbrain mind, I’m sorry), so the one I’ve picked is Paul Theroux’s Dark Star Safari, which a kind of travelogue across Africa, done in his own inimitable style. So um, the sentences.

“Hararis claim not to be frightened of hyenas, and many qat-chewers sat out a night, stuffing their mouths, diverted by the sight of hyenas coming and going and in their foraging similarly chewing.
One day talking to Abdul Hakim Mohammed, who was a prince (his daughters were
gisti, princesses, and he was a direct descendant of the Emir of Harar), he mentioned the hyenas and the hyena men. ‘We had saints – walia, holy men.'”

I pick Clair, Tamzen and Cliff

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