SOMETIMES THE NEWS is simply too stupid to be ignored. Don’t agree? Did you read what the writer V.S. Naipual said recently about women writers? No? You should. He said that no women writer is his equal. He did. Not even Jane Austen, he claimed.
Yes he did. And after you stop laughing right out loud at his inane, self-serving remarks, you might, like I did, get just the eeensiest bit pissed off.
Not one to ever burn any book ever (except that one algebra text book after squeaking by in high school; really it was more a celebration than a bonfire), I’m thinking up uses for my considerable collection of Naipul books. As padding between the air conditioner and the window sill, perhaps? As a step stool, to reach high up on my shelves to get to the truly great writers? Open, on the floor, as a bathmat, to absorb my castoffs from the shower?
Got ideas, sisters? I’m making a list. And you know how we love those.