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How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays; Long Division: A Novel

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America:  Essays; Long Division:  A Novel

by Kiese Laymon,
The Florida Courier, September 20, 2013

Born and raised in Jackson, Miss., Kiese Laymon saw himself as an unrefined “Black Boy looking for both acceptance and something to resist anywhere I could find it.” Acceptance began at age 20 with the award of “a boatload of financial aid” to Oberlin College and, in time, with an MFA from Indiana University and appointment as a professor of English and Africana Studies at Vassar.

 

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