The Psychic Loneliness of Not Consuming As Much Shit

There’s a strange sense of ignoring a friend, comparable to making direct eye contact with someone you used to know before awkwardly looking down and away, pretending you didn’t see them.… Read More The Psychic Loneliness of Not Consuming As Much Shit

Colson Whitehead: ‘I’m Sticking to My Truth. The Larger, American Truth’

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.
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