Friday, November 23, 2007


I feel quite privileged to be read here by "The Anthropologist"and even more pleased to be tagged for a meme when I was actually reading a book!, . Unfortunately, the 161 meme requires a longer book than the one I'm reading (It's just under 155 pages). My 161 is part of the foot notes, so I chose page 61 instead.

And here it is the 6th sentence of the 61st page of Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Michel-Rolph Trouillot.

Dumsele does not say that the Milot palace was was designed or named after Potsdam.

Hmmmmm. Not very exciting I'm afraid. The book itself is interesting. Here's the short blurb on the back to whet your appetite for more:
Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history.

Now, I know of only one person besides The Anthropologist who reads this blog on a regular basis, and he doesn't blog, but if my lurking friend T cares to, he could do the meme in the comments. And if Tom, who comes by every once in a while, would like to give it a try, I suggest taking the sixth sentence from the 161st page of your NaNoWriMo effort this year, if you are game.


Marianne said...

OK, I am going to order this book! It sounds fascinating :-)

Reader T said...

"He would have been handsome once, and he still thought he was."

p. 161, sentence 6, Ghostwritten, by David Mitchell

LavaLady said...

It is an interesting read - I'm struggling through it and a few others trying to narrow down a topic for my Anthropology paper this semester.

Speaking of ordering books, where is the best place to get a signed copy of Mayor of the Roses?

LavaLady said...

Oh T, that sounds intriguing!
Just looked up the book and found a wikipedia article and now I'll be singing "I left my wallet in Bat Segundo" all night...