Which would you read?

September 24, 2013 • Africa, Latest, Madness • Views: 863

“If the season could ever have any salvation, if it could ever make sense again, it would have to come tonight under a flood of stars on the flatiron plains, before thousands of fans who had once anointed him the chosen son but now mostly thought of him as just another nigger.”

“At eleven o’clock precisely the sound of trumpets echoes within the White House, and floats, through open windows, out into the sunny morning.'”

“When I was a kid, my father took me up on the roof of a freshly burned building.”

“On May 18, 1860, the day when the Republican Party would nominate its candidate for president, Abraham Lincoln was up early.”

“Swahili is the language of about forty-five million people living in eastern and central Africa.”

“It is said that once Africa is in your blood, you will always return there.”

“The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.”

“The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years–if it ever did end–began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.”

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