The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Title: Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
1984- Jean Patrick was already awake, listening to the storm, when Papa opened the door and stood by the side of the bed. Rain hissed at the windows and roared against the corrugated roof, and Jean Patrick huddled closer to his brother Roger for warmth.Friday 56:
'You are old enough to understand now. A shadow of fear follows me wherever I go. I can't remember a time since I was a young child when both eyes slept at the same time.' She stepped across the rutted earth, the basin steady atop the ingata. 'We cannot forget we're Tutsi, eh? It's a curse but also a blessing.' She leaned her weight into the hill as if pushing against an opponent.
Comments: Set in Rwanda before, during, and after the genocide of almost a whole culture, the Tutsi tribe, Jean Patrick has a dream to be an Olympic athlete, but he is a Tutsi. Will he be able to survive long enough to run his race? I am about a third of the way through the book and I am bracing for the horrors i know are ahead. I haven't read many books set in Africa and I am enjoying all the cultural references, which includes words and foods,