Thursday, 1 September 2011

The European Tribe

"To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul."
Simone Weil

This quote is in Caryl Phillips book titled The European Tribe. A friend lent this book to me and I started reading it just after the England Riots in August. In the book, he discusses the riots in England and what he feels are the causes - relative deprivation, the feeling that the terms on offer are unjust, coupled with feelings of valuelessness (127). He wrote this book in 1987.

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