“Because if you think this thing we have here isn’t fragile you are kidding yourself.”… Read More Nothing is True: America’s Past Year in a Funhouse Mirror
There’s no pleasant sheen on slavery in Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. It’s harrowing, it’s cataclysmic, and it’s painful. The spark of slavery rebellion or even banding together for familial support is close to nonexistent. The want to escape exists in few, mainly those who had tasted freedom. Most look to survive and avoid beatings. Once slaves escape, they fight to avoid capture or lynchings.
… Read More Colson Whitehead: ‘I’m Sticking to My Truth. The Larger, American Truth’