Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Paragraph

The grocery store on Uhuru Avenue (formerly Queensway) was owned by Sam Fong, a Chinese immigrant. They called him an immigrant; actually he had lived in East Africa longer than the Prime Minister, who was an African. But to be one Chinaman in a country of seven million Africans is not easy; you stand out; the East cannot save you; you remain a visible immigrant all your born days and so do your children, and so do theirs.

- From Fong and the Indians by Paul Theroux

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