There Is But One Story with Many Tellings
We were listening toMorning Edition
on NPR (FM 88.7) this morning when we heard an interview with Aminatta Forna, author ofAncestor Stones
, a fictional chronicle of the lives of five Sierra Leonean women.
The author read a passage that detailed a hungry crowd’s reaction when a box of lipstick accidentally arrived instead of food. The women, rather than being upset, joyously took hold of the makeup and used it to reestablish their humanity. It was a touching tale. It was also very similar to the manifesto of street artist Banksy. We’re just saying.—Keith Plocek
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