Wider reading quotes for struggle for identity

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Wider Reading Quotes!
Train spotting Irvine Welsh
"felt strange telling the truth"
"nervous silence at this strange moronic comment"
"They looked at him as if they hadn't done anything illegal in their
lives"
"amazing...how things like sex and Hibs were nothing to him when he
was on smack, suddenly became all important"
"He felt his skeleton and central nervous system briefly rip out of his
skin"
"mother superior, sick boy, Rents"
"Thair's nothing like a darker skin tone to increase the vigilance ay the
polis"
"Society invents a spurious convolutes logic tae absorb and
change people whae's behavour is outside its mainstream"
Still I Rise ­ Maya Angelou
"You may trod me in the very dirt"
"Cause I walk like I've got oil wells"
"Did you want to see me broken?"
"Weakened by my soulful cries"
"Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines"
"like air I'll rise"
"Does it come as a surprise"
"I'm a black ocean leaping and wide"
"I'm the dream and the hope of a slave"
Phenomenal Woman ­ Maya Angelou
"the fellows stand or fall down on their knees"
"the fire in my eyes"
"the joy in my feet"
"my inner mystery"
"I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman that's me"
Things fall apart ­ Chinua Achebe
"Things fall apart the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed upon
the world"
"Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and
proverbs are the palmoil with which words are eaten."
"He had already chosen the title of the book, after much thought: The
Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger."

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But he says that our customs are bad and our own brothers who
have taken up his religion also say that our customs are bad.…read more

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Billy is spastic in time, has no control over where he is going nex, and
the trips aren't necessarily fun"
"And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it
was, how much was mine to keep."
"Billy was guided by dread and the lack of dread. Dread told him when
to stop. Lack of it told him when to move again."
"Only on Earth is there any talk of free will."
"So Billy experiences death for a while.…read more

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South Africans in the valley of the shadow of death feared no
wickedness"
"knowing nobody dies until they're forgotton"
"Biko tomorrow Biko forever"
Chant of a homesick Nigga ­ Benjamin Zephaniah
"still I don't want to die like dis"
"look sucker"
"but I won't call you master"
"I'm one more Nigga on your boot"
"another Nigga far from home"
"I want my mom I want my twin"
"No decent folk can hear me cry"
"I've never dreamt of being white"
"The home secretary is not…read more

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