Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Six of the best books about animals and humans

Aminatta Forna was born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Great Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the award-winning author of the novels Happiness, The Hired Man, The Memory of Love, and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water.

One of her six best books about animals and humans, as shared at the Guardian:
In Of Wolves and Men, Barry Lopez details the hate reserved for animals whom we cannot bend to our will. For centuries in the US, extermination was enacted against wolves. Lopez details the way they were treated as outlaws and criminals, subjected to public torture and execution. Crowds gathered to watch a particular wolf die as agonisingly as possible: drawn and quartered, and left to swing on the gibbet.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue