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Kiese Laymon
“This summer, it took one final conversation with Grandmama for me to understand that no one in our family and very few folk in this nation has any desire to reckon with the weight of where we've been. Which means no one in our family and very few folk in this nation wants to be free.”
Kiese Laymon, Heavy

Jenny Erpenbeck
“there’s no better way to make history disappear than to unleash money, money roaming free has a worse bite than an attack dog, it can effortlessly bite an entire building out of existence,”
Jenny Erpenbeck, Go, Went, Gone

Dorthe Nors
“Within her there seems to be a rattling; from little stones, from stalks, from days when it never quits. Inside her the sky empties itself in slow, unresolving fashion, and there isn’t anything worth naming in the fridge.”
Dorthe Nors, Spejl, skulder, blink

Kiese Laymon
“The nation as it is currently constituted has never dealt with a yesterday or tomorrow where we were radically honest, generous, and tender with each other.”
Kiese Laymon, Heavy

Anna Burns
“That relative, that temporal plane -- where sensitivities vary, where no one has the same personal history even if they have the same communal history, where something which is a trigger for one person passes off unnoticed by another person -- definitely was the place where the raw living of life and the imperfect mental response to that raw living took place.”
Anna Burns, Milkman

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