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    "Books are an attempt to control something that's uncontrollable. That's one of the beauties of African American life. There was this thing called slavery and adjustments were made. It literally destroyed millions, but it didn't destroy the inner lives of all the people who experienced it. There are still horrible things that go on because of the myth of race, but we don't have to succumb totally. If I had only a negative side of things to present, I think I would have much less of a drive to do it. Because what would be the point?"

    - John Edgar Wideman,, added Jan 20, 2018

    John Edgar Wideman

    • Born: June 14, 1941
    • Occupation: Writer
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