30 April 2005

Author of violence

Villages are being razed, food and water supplies destroyed, men and boys murdered, women and girls raped and branded... by the government-supported militia, janjaweed. That's what's happening in Darfur, western Sudan, as I write about Chuck Palahniuk in my blog.

Mr Palahniuk's descriptions of urban violence may be graphic enough and disturbing enough to send our heads reeling. Yet sometimes, the real world sets its own standards of violence upon us.

Don't believe me? Here's a glimpse from The New York Times to show you what men can do to men, women and children. No tsunamis here. Just brute human force.

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