A curious caravanserai of notoriety and nonsense, poetry and prophecy.

Music/books favorites lately

(Christmas Present from Mr. K)

Listening to:

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(Self-portrait by Edward, one of the JHS 3 Boarding students)

From NYC:
Whoa, Black Rob
Atomic Dog, George Clinton
Used to Love U, John Legend

From C25:
Caro (feat. L.A.X &Wizkid), Starboy
Personally; Chop My Money, P-Square
Antenna, Fuse FCG
Ur Waist, Iyanya
Gimme That (remix), Chris Brown
Bandana, Shatta Wale
Pull Up, StoneBwoy

From Muscat:
Aicha (Mixed Version), Khaled
Bumpy Ride, Mohombi
Wonderland, Natalia Kills

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(Self-portrait by Julianna, a JHS 3 boarding student)

Reading:

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(Dornuki looking pretty stunning in the dress I have her for Christmas!)

– The Annotated Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (my second time trying to tackle this masterpiece)
– Guns, Germs & Steel, Jared Diamond (reading this on my phone, literally can’t stop once I start it’s totally engrossing)

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(Madame Emma and Tetteh looking glamorous at Eunice Kabutey’s wedding yesterday!)

– Nasrettin Hoca Stories (see previous post)
– The King’s Messenger, David B. Ottaway (subtitle: “Prince Bandar Bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia” – this is an excellent introduction to the intersection of Cold War foreign policy and oil diplomacy, among other things)
– This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz (I adore this author. Note: This book is unusually vulgar, ie I’m not giving it to DK to read when I leave even though I’ve finished it. Still totally worth reading and very engaging.)

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