Fire shut up in my bones song

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Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow

A 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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