Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowA gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of Americas most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past
New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where he grew up -- a place where slaverys legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders stories and in the near-constant wash of violence.
Blows attachment to his mother -- a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, a job plucking poultry at a nearby factory, a soon-to-be-ex husband, and a love of newspapers and learning -- cannot protect him from secret abuse at the hands of an older cousin. Its damage that triggers years of anger and searing self-questioning.
Finally, Blow escapes to a nearby state university, where he joins a black fraternity after a passage of brutal hazing, and then enters a world of racial and sexual privilege that feels like everything hes ever needed and wanted, until hes called upon, himself, to become the one perpetuating the shocking abuse.
A powerfully redemptive memoir that both fits the tradition of African-American storytelling from the South, and gives it an indelible new slant.
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Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. John ,3 The same was in the beginning with God…. John ,3 Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples, …. Jeremiah Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days. Job For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me…. Psalm My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,.
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