Saturday, 9 April 2011

Saturday Photo: Scenes from Kerala

Next week is book talk week, and on Monday the book at the Pierrefonds Library is Arundhati Roy's God of Small Things. It takes place in Kerala state on the west coast of India, a beautiful, green part of the world which has the highest literacy rate in India, and decidely left wing political tendancies.

I visited there in 2005 when I was researching Green City, and was surprised to discover that Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died there on his third voyage out. That's one of the things that started me thinking about the role of the Portuguese over history. So a trip for one book led to another, Making Waves. You never know where things are going to end up!

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