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Wake Up And Live...

This is my response to a recent criticism of my “point-of-view” approach in my novel Ladyfingers


'An Insight Into Black America'
"You give me this advantage," Baldwin once wrote to his white audience. "Whereas you never had to look at me — because you've sealed me away along with sin and hell and death — my life was in your hands and I had to look at you. I know more about you than you know about me."
Randal Kenan (editor of Cross of Remption: Balwins uncollected essays) says that as members of the minority, African-Americans are observers of the majority culture — through television, newspapers and pop culture, blacks "are privy to so much about white folks' lives" — but not vice versa.

So there you are….
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