Exit West – Mohsin Hamid – Quotes

In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her. [...] with cities as with life, for one moment we are pottering about our errands as usual and the next we …

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Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her. I'm still making my way through the shortlist of Man Booker Prize for 2017, which I got as a birthday …

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Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo – Quotes

[...] ageing is nothing to be ashamed of especially when the entire human race is in it together although sometimes it seems that she alone among her friends wants to celebrate getting older because it's such a privilege not to die prematurely (on living in a squat): the Marxists demanded they set up a Central …

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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design – Charles Montgomery

It is one of the four books on city planning I got from my mum last Christmas. I have Polish editions, but where I can identify the English version I'll refer to it for convenience (it saves me re-translating the title). My mum is a civil engineer and I am an art historian by education. …

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