Brown Girl Reading
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Per Petterson
“People like it when you tell them things, in suitable portions, in a modest, intimate tone, and they think they know you, but they do not, they know _about_ you, for what they are let in on are facts, not feelings, not what your opinion is about anything at all, not how what has happened to you and how all the decisions you have made have turned you into who you are. What they do is they fill in with their own feelings and opinions and assumptions, and they compose a new life which has precious little to do with yours, and that lets you off the hook. No-one can touch you unless you yourself want them to.”
Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses

James Baldwin
“You took the best, so why not take the rest?”
James Baldwin, Another Country

James Baldwin
“There is an illusion about America, a myth about America to which we are clinging which has nothing to do with the lives we lead and I don't believe that anybody in this country who has really thought about it or really almost anybody who has been brought up against it--and almost all of us have one way or another--this collision between one's image of oneself and what one actually is is always very painful and there are two things you can do about it, you can meet the collision head-on and try and become what you really are or you can retreat and try to remain what you thought you were, which is a fantasy, in which you will certainly perish.”
James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name

Aminatta Forna
“If you want to know a country, read its writers.”
Aminatta Forna

Zadie Smith
“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
Zadie Smith

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