Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Death aphorisms

I knew that unrequited death is as futile as unrequited love. You must take hold, I told myself. You are suffering the long-term effects of a profound fatigue. This is the result of all the work, the years of work required to be wholly normal and wholly exceptional. You must set an example for other Negroland girls who suffer the same way.  

You must give them a death they can live up to.
Whatever plans I had for September 8th have been scrapped: I am buying Margo Jefferson's forthcoming book Negroland: A Memoir the minute it comes out. You can read an excerpt here and pre-order it here.

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