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Chesya Burke

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Born
Hopkinsville, KY, The United States
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Publishers Weekly Reviews Let's Play White

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"Haunted by history and past wrongs, Burke's characters are never alone, never safe, never comfortable. ...the depth of Burke's characters, the weight of their decisions, and their choices make this the very opposite of escapist fantasy."

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Published on May 17, 2011 14:32 Tags: african-american, collection, let-s-play-white, short-stories
Average rating: 3.93 · 1,678 ratings · 248 reviews · 35 distinct worksSimilar authors
Let's Play White

3.96 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Chocolate Park

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“Perhaps, over the years, like most things, the walls had aged. Thinned. Worn thin by the day to day endlessness of its own existence.”
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“Daddies always love their daughters when there’s only one.”
Chesya Burke, The Strange Crimes of Little Africa

“One’s story never belongs to them alone, Jaz’s friend, Zora, often told her. Instead, it is a collective arrangement from all of the people that person has met and encountered along the way. This is more true to the Negro than any other person in the world. In fact, since other people insist on interfering, one might as well tell their own story as they see fit—whether it actually happened that way or not—because once someone else puts their hands on it, it’s bound to change. Besides, Negroes never get their own stories anyway, so what’s the point of half-truths? One might as well go all out and lie, Zora insisted.”
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