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141 The Hyphen Between African and Amerikan is Wyoming— wide Raymond Nat Turner The hyphen between African and Amerikan is Wyoming—wide… wishing well—steep… Himalaya—high… and Grand Canyon—deep… long as rambling roads, Plantation to ghetto— long as barcodes on brown flesh, long as “40 acres and a mule” been in the mail— long as confederate flags fluttering over southern cities…today! The hyphen between African and Amerikan is Wyoming—wide… wishing well—steep… Himalaya—high… and Grand Canyon—deep… long as rambling roads, Plantation to ghetto— long as 56 licks last on Los Angeles streets long as lists of white jurors trying black men accused long as sentences to San Quentin and Angola fused 142 long as the serpentine comma between “No justice, No peace” long as the exclamation point behind “‘hug’ the police!” The hyphen between African and Amerikan is Wyoming—wide… wishing well—steep… Himalaya—high… and Grand Canyon—deep… long as rambling roads, Plantation to ghetto— long as spikes in the Statue of Liberty’s crown long as the Liberty Bell’s crack long as watch hands waltzing in circles long as promissory notes held one—hun—dred—and—thir—ty—four years... ...

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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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