Maru (in English)

by Bessie Head | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0435909630 Global Overview for this book
Registered by harmaja of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 12/11/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, December 11, 2004
I've read Maru in Finnish for a Development Studies class. If I ever manage to buy the Finnish copy, I'll release this one.

Edit: I wrote down a fake ISBN to get the cover art (almost) right.

Journal Entry 2 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, November 11, 2007
I read Maru again, this time in English. It's a brilliant book: poetic, inventive, intense. Oh yes, and infinitely quotable. Some of my favourites:

"There was a world apart from petty human hatreds and petty human social codes and values whrere the human soul roamed free in all its splendour and glory. No barriers of race or creed or tribe hindered its activity. He had seen majestic kings of the soul, walking in the ragged clothes of filthy beggars."

"He believed his heart and the things in it. They were his only criteria for goodness."


I know someone who wrote their Master's theses about Maru. A good choice, I say. There's a lot going on in this book.

I've changed my mind, and I'll be keeping the English version in my permanent collection.

Journal Entry 3 by harmaja at Roihuvuori in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Released 10 yrs ago (6/16/2013 UTC) at Roihuvuori in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Released in the recycling shelf! Happy reading!

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