I'm reading... or TRYING to read... this ethnograpy, The Underneath of Things - Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone, by Mariane C. Ferme for my anthropology course and I can't remember the last time I felt as frustrated as I'm feeling now. It is such a difficult book, I've been struggling with the first chapter this whole friggin' afternoon and I still can't quite understand what she's writing about. Well I can, but not in depth and that kinda sucks because I have to write this huge essay ("What factors are important in defining personhood in West Africa?") and the book is supposed to be very central to it. Normally I wouldn't bother, but I'm ambitious and a also a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my studies and so it really pisses me off that I'm having such a hard time with understanding this book. (And no, it can't be just because English isn't my first language ) Grrrrrrrrrrrr! So anyway... what things make you feel frustrated?