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QUOTE: Keguro Macharia on Shailja Patel’s Migritude

“If “love” could be paraphrased, I think it would be that: “Give this pain to no one else.” Wambui Mwangi reminds me constantly that women experience violence disproportionately, whether that be the quotidian violence of sexism and misogyny or the more spectacular violence of war and neoliberalism. And I think that line from Migritude is one of its most profound: Give this pain to no one else.”

A beautiful and painful post on Patel’s volume, and on intimacy in black radical politics, black diasporic existing. Read the rest: Keguro Macharia | Reading Shailja Patel & Love | Gukira