Monday, November 28, 2005

Beautiful Desolation



The book that I am reading at the moment, Dining with Terrorists, has made me interested in Algeria. It still has its' problems, but not quite what they have been.

I love deserts, so with scenes like the above, how could I not book my ticket there... (well money may prevent it, I suppose) I must put it on my list of places to go...

San Nakji for President!

4 comments:

The Archivist said...

That is a nice picture.

San Nakji said...

I think the colour is amazing!

kimcheemonster said...

If you are interested in Algeria, I suggest you read a very influential writer named Franz Fanon. In one essay, which I cannot remember the title of, he deals with the colonization of Afica. The import of the piece is that it is not simply enough for the colonizer(sp) to give independence to the colony, for emotional and spiritual release the colonizers must be killed and/or forced to leave. Unless this is accomplished, the people of the former colony will have some sort of continuing spiritual pain from said colonization. The similarity to that work and the situation in Korea is staggering.

Sorry for the spelling; I have a hangover. More coffee needed.

San Nakji said...

Wow, thanks KM! I will definitely look him up!