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18 Granny drove over the ice-cream Boy! (after Rudyard Kipling) SHARON HAMMOND Granny drove over the ice-cream Boy! Granny drove over the ice-cream Boy! She did, you know. Not sure what he’d done but bewildered he was as ice-cream pooled in the blistering sun. Daddy threatened to kill the vegetable Boy! Daddy threatened to kill the vegetable Boy! He did, you know. Not sure what he’d done but shivered he did, as the sot yelled out: “I’ll kill you, you munt!” Mugabe came and the whiteys ran! Mugabe came and the whiteys ran! South across a great greasy plain. Not sure what they’d done but clutched they were in the droves they came. Now granny looks back across the plain that great grey greasy shameful plain. She wants to go back, has to go back ’cos now she’s dead and we’ve got ashes to spread ’cos her heart’s back there with the ice-cream Man. If born into a morass of race a-wallow and smug in your privileged place you’ll never evolve at any rate. ...

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ISBN
9780797496989
Related ISBN
9780797486164
MARC Record
OCLC
1056749179
Pages
300
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-14
Language
English
Open Access
No
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