What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature on It’s A Reading Thing. It’s fairly straight forward. Just answer a few simple questions about the book you are currently reading and the post it. If you use the image above, please make sure you link it back to It’s A Reading Thing.
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
Teza’s songs became a manifestation of the country transforming around them, in Rangoon and its townships and dozens of cities and villages all over Burma, in the singer too, a new country was being born. The words swept through Teza’s mind and flew from the mouths of the protesters, men and women and children in the streets shouting Doh ayey, doh ayey, doh aye. Our business, our cause. It was the old dream, the oldest music, written again in human blood, soiled by human excrement, with shoes bereft of feet scattered all around. The chorus of a single word: freedom.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
No. This book is set in war torn Burma where students and teachers are labeled as dissidents and locked away in cages where they are tortured, malnourished and left without hope. Karen Connelly gives a glimpse into a very real world that is far from modern society yet all too near. I would not choose to risk my freedom there with my all too often loud voice.