Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Potent Quote


The potent quote that Sadiqua Johnson has included at the beginning of her book "The Yellow Wife" underscores her story perfectly - it hovered in my mind throughout the unfolding of events. To me, it succinctly encapsulated the thread of her novel, and resounded constantly and powerfully as I read.

The narrative is commanding, intense and tragic. It's difficult to read about the nitty gritty of man's inhumanity to man, but shockingly, is a necessary evil in order to KNOW and feel what is right, lest we forget and become blasé. I felt pretty raw after reading it, but highly recommend it for its grounding and humbling experience.

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” 

William Wilberforce