Georgia Historical Society marker citing “The Weeping Time,” a.k.a. the “Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History” held in Savannah. (photo courtesy of Waymark) Two of the most acclaimed movies of the past decade, 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, have focused on the degradation, inhumanity, and absurdity associated with slavery as it was once … More 5 Eye-opening Books about Slavery in Savannah (part 1)
“The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its nuanced, complex, mid-wifery properties for menace and subjugation. Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence…”~Toni Morrison, 1993 Nobel Lecture in Literature (This segment of Creative Flexibility and Annihilated Lives is published in partnership with Voices … More Creative Flexibility and Annihilated Lives (essay with poem)
“Death wins nothing here, gnawing wings that amputate–– then spread, lift up, fly.” –from Journey through the Power of the Rainbow, Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry (Aberjhani) Continued from PART 1 Rodger told himself in particular that “women rejected” him and therefore deserved punishment while knowing nothing about these anonymous women’s personal … More Maya Angelou, Elliot Rodger, and Getting the Work Done (part 2) – Bright Skylark Literary Productions
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