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Blood is Another Word for Hunger - Rivers Solomon

There are some very strange (and most likely racist) people who like to get married at plantations.  So strange (unless they are racist cause the whole racist thing explains it).  What Rivers Solomon does in this hard hitting and powerful short story is illustrate not only the horrors of slavery but also of Reconstruction in the South.


At one level the story is about a slave who recovers/comes to terms/moves past the PTSD that must have come from slavery, and on another level it is a story of ghosts and the power of revenge as well as those who live in the dark.


It is quite beautiful and horrible at once.