Listening for the country
January 19, 2017 7:00 PM   Subscribe

Dr. Zandria Robinson writes in memory of her father. The article, a finalist for the National Magazine award, is part of her memoir-in-progress. Listen to Dr. Robinson read part of the work here.
posted by Cuke (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is a glittering work.

"As a child, I read the Bible like I read all other books, hot with King James for thinking he could challenge me with his long-ass book, determined to show him I could read any book cover to cover. The old people at church always said there was magic in the Bible, and I tried to unlock it, sneaking and skipping to Revelations to see who was going to hell in the end."

Wow. I didn't know what excerpt to quote here, but for some reason this was the first one that made me say "Wow" out loud.
posted by tully_monster at 8:59 PM on January 19, 2017

This was gorgeous. Thank you.
posted by purenitrous at 9:49 PM on January 20, 2017

'Outside children' is such an evocative phrase. I can't remember where I last heard it but I do remember exactly what it means. Her daddy sounds as complicated and mysterious as my own. Here's to complicit daughters.
posted by librarylis at 9:27 PM on January 21, 2017

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