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progress:  On page 275. "“Marginalized voices in America have fewer and fewer avenues to speak plainly about what they suffer; the effect of this enforced civility is that those voices are falsified or blocked entirely from the discourse."" Sep 23, 2016 09:32PM

 
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"Creole began to tell us what the blues were all about...He and his boys up there were keeping it new, at the risk of ruin, destruction, madness, and death, in order to find new ways to make on listen. For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've got in all this darkness." Sep 18, 2016 06:57PM

 

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Jeff Scott is on page 275 of Known and Strange Things: “Marginalized voices in America have fewer and fewer avenues to speak plainly about what they suffer; the effect of this enforced civility is that those voices are falsified or blocked entirely from the discourse."
Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole
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Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole
"This collects 55 short pieces under three headings: literature, visual arts, and travel. Part I, “Reading Things,” holds most appeal for fans of his novels. Alongside straightforward book reviews are essays in which he engages with his literary he..." Read more of this review »
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My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
My Life on the Road
by Gloria Steinem
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Life on the Road is Steinem's Golden Notebook. She combines the personal with the political and demonstrates the origins of many her core beliefs. Her hope is that in telling her own story she will inspire others to seek their own path.

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing
by Yaa Gyasi
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Yaa Gyasi's novel takes us through time. From the Ghanian Gold Coast, an origin story is created. Two half-sisters, unbeknownst to one another take parallel journeys. One marries a white British officer, the other is captured as a slave and sent to A ...more
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The Drone Eats with Me by Atef Abu Saif
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Terrorism takes many forms. While many fear an attack by a person or a small group of people, others are terrorized by a government. A government with missiles, tanks, and drones that show no mercy. The constant whirring of a drone overhead watching ...more
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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
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“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
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Theodore Roosevelt
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
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