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Black Guilt and PTSD

For someone who doesn’t like books about slavery, I have been reading a lot of them lately. Already in 2020, I have read 3 so far. I think I’m discovering a reason why books about slavery don’t really get me excited. So, I’m reading Roots and it has been an emotional journey for me. Remember… Continue reading Black Guilt and PTSD

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That Time Oprah Didn't Give Me Good Advice

The Water Dancer was about slavery and I don’t know why I didn’t expect a novel by Ta-Nahasi Cotes to not be about slavery. At least this book about slavery was written by someone black (read my qualms about slavery books by non-black people here). Books, fiction or nonfiction, about slavery just don’t do it… Continue reading That Time Oprah Didn't Give Me Good Advice

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Happy Juneteenth!

In honor of Juneteenth on Wednesday, I’m going to dedicate this post to slavery (shout out to lowkey racist Abe Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation that didn’t technically free all slaves!). So, I read a book called Island Beneath the Sea by Isabelle Allende, a slave novel written by a non-black person. This is the… Continue reading Happy Juneteenth!