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Akwaeke Emezi
“I held my breath, but it didn't feel like I was holding my breath, it felt like there should never have been breath. It felt like the entire concept of breath had been something I imagined. After all, my body was never meant to move like this. These lungs had to have been built for show. They should never have expanded and I should never have been alive.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Alice Walker
“Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.”
Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

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.”
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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Alice Walker
“{T}here is a point at which even grief feels absurd. And at this point, laughter gushes up to retrieve sanity.”
Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

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