Randall, Alice 2001

Friday, July 20, 2001

If I strip the flesh off my bones, like they stripped the clothes off my flesh in the slave market down near the battery in Charleston, this would be my skeleton: childhood on a cotton farm; a time of shawl-fetch slavery away in Charleston; a bare-breasted hour on an auction block…

– Alice Randall, “The Wind Done Gone: A Novel”

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