September 25, 2011

The Universal

The Universal was a buckler, a disinfectant, a religion, a hope, an act of supreme poetry. The Universal created order. In those days, the blue-eyed Gaul with hair as yellow as wheat was everyone's ancestor. In those days, Europeans were the founders of History. The world, once shrouded in darkness, began with them.
 - Patrick Chamoiseau, "School Days"

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