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This is a book by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, a famous Kenyan author.

The book is a short fable about why human beings began to walk on 2 feet. It is either poorly done allegory or thinly veiled moralizing. It is a short book that can be read in about 10 minutes. I really did not like it. It is supposedly the most translated African piece of fiction and I wonder why. It is not well written in any way. The one I bought was lavishly and poorly illustrated. Given that the writer is some sort of African cultural supremacist, it is rather surprising that the book contained illustrations from all cultures, even those that had no contact with precolonial Africa. I suppose this is part of the current diversity movement which has black people being cast as characters in medieval/fantasy Nordic settings and stuff like that. Sometimes, I think commentators are dishonest, saying safe things, copying each other and having the same opinions. Thus, accolades for some works - using words like brave, or beautiful or…

 

 

 

you live in a room without chairs or a bed

the tree in the yard has a dark red heart

you live with a mattress you keep on the floor

you hear it at night

it talks in its sleep

it makes accusations

it’s thin and it snores

your hair is white

your fingers are black

your face has a string that ties in the back

you hear violins

they used to sound…

A.K.A. Sitz bones, sitting bones, buttock bones part of the pelvis; the two bony protuberances that are the lowest part of your pelvis; ischial tuberosities.

If you have taken a yoga class, your teacher probably asked you at some point to sit on your sit bones. I spent years wondering exactly what she (the teacher was usually a she) was saying (sit? sitz? some word in Sanskrit that I don't know?) and doing my best. It's hard to do…

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