Edwidge Danticat Quote

Me, I have no paper in my palms to say where I belong. My son, this one who was born here in this land, has no papers in his palms to say where he belongs. Those who work in the cane mills, the owners keep their papers, so they have this as a rope around their necks. Papers are everything. You have no papers in your hands, they do with you what they want.


The Farming of Bones (1998), ch. 14

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Me, I have no paper in my palms to say where I belong. My son, this one who was born here in this land, has no papers in his palms to say where he...