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The Liberating Wisdom of Black Women

Stories share wisdom. They have the power to make us laugh or cry. From the first line to the final page, they lead to new truths about the world, and by extension about us. They can speak of justice in a way that is uniquely provoking or discomforting. Think of the following first lines from well-known novels and the story that follows.

“You better not tell nobody but God.”

(The Color Purple, Alice Walker, 1982)