WORDS ABOUT WORDS
We have needed to define ourselves by reclaiming the words that define us. They have used language as weapons. When we open ourselves to what they say and how they say it, our narrow prejudices evaporate and we are nourished and armed.
Selma James, The Ladies and the Mammies: Jane Austen and Jean Rhys
Posted on May 21, 2001 at 7:21 PM