Friday, January 6, 2012

Opening Sentence of the New Year: Soldiers in Hiding

It gives me pleasure to hinder American tourists occasionally.
-- Soldiers in Hiding by Richard Wiley.
A Bambara proverb goes thus: "go to the village where you don't have a house, but take your roof with you." 
-- from the new Introduction by Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Soldiers in Hiding won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award.  This edition is published by  Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, with a new preface by the author.

A Few More Pages hosts Book Beginnings every Friday.  The event is open for the entire week.

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