Sophia offered a terrific quote today about human savagery from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, so I reckon I’ll play off that same theme with a quote from one of my favorite American authors, an irreverent curmudgeon whose writing I’ve admired since childhood and whose literary bravery I aspire to emulate: Mark Twain, née Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who gave us this comic nugget of truth in his 1897, 718-page travelogue Following the Equator:
“There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”
As part of the challenge, I am required to nominate/tag 3 of my fellow Bloggers. Today I choose to pester: 1) Shelley at Quaint Revival; 2) K.J. Eastwick at Stories from an Eclectic Mind; and 3) Ellen at Ellen Diamond’s Blog. I hope you’ll see what they have to contribute.