Book meme

Bob tagged me with a book meme. The task:

  1. Pick up the nearest book.
  2. Open to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the next three sentences.
  5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

The book is Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s autobiography – she’s got a blog too.

On page 123 she’s returning to Mogadishu after a period of excile that’s included Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Kenya:

The airstrip was a path swept in the sand. Passengers scrabbled and tugged at a huge heap of battered suitcases that were dumped, unceremoniously, under the plane. Outside the airport a swarm of men descended on us, urging us to ride with them into town.

I’m going to tag Andrew, Skuds, Liam, The Dame, and Kate.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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5 Responses to Book meme

  1. Andrew Brown says:

    I’m enjoying it.

    Another book I recently read was Poor Mercy. It’s fiction, but covers similar themes.

  2. Kate says:

    Mine seems a little disapointing compared with others. But now i have heard of some of these i may well take a look.

  3. Cassilis says:

    Apologies I spotted Tom F’s post on this before yours Andrew – you did tag me first but hopefully you’ve seen my attempt now!

  4. Andrew Brown says:

    Yes, I did and Tom’s and as always was impressed with both.

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