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The Prophets
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by Robert Jones Jr. (Goodreads Author)
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"Wasn’t into it at first but it’s getting much better! Slow start, hopefully the end is worth it" Nov 28, 2022 07:42PM

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Akwaeke Emezi
“The world in my head has been far more real than the one outside—maybe that’s the exact definition of madness, come to think of it.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi
“We came from somewhere—everything does. When the transition is made from spirit to flesh, the gates are meant to be closed. It’s a kindness. It would be cruel not to.”
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Toni Morrison
“This soil is bad for certain kinds of flowers. Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruit it will not bear, and when the land kills of its own volition, we acquiesce and say the victim had no right to live. We are wrong, of course, but it doesn't matter. It's too late. At least on the edge of my town, among the garbage and the sunflowers of my town, it's much, much, much too late.”
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Akwaeke Emezi
“But it is only a fool who does not know that freedom is paid for in old clotted blood, in fresh reapings of it, in renewed scarifications.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi
“The gods do not care. It is not them, after all, that will pay the cost.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater
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