Mona Eltahawy

"A Woman who writes has power. A woman with power is feared. In the eyes of the world this makes us dangerous beasts." Gloria Anzaldua.

milkandheavysugar:

“Singer, Lena Horne, flower tucked behind her ear (perhaps in tribute of Billie Holiday who famously wore a gardenia in her hair)  performs at a lounge in the Savoy-Plaza Hotel in late 1942 in New York, New York.” To the right sits Fredi Washington,  Photo: Michael Ochs

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theparisreview:

“He tried to write One Hundred Years early on. At the beginning he called it his mamotreto [bulky notebook]. It was not spoken of; he could not write it. He knew the novel needed a writer with more experience, so he waited until the day he became the writer capable of writing One Hundred Years. It has to do with command of technique. You need a great deal of technique to write a novel like that. He knows the tale; he has the characters and storyline; but he couldn’t write it. You have a novel that has to be typewritten, but you can’t type, so you have to wait until you learn to type it up; the novel is there, waiting.”
Read part three of Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez.

theparisreview:

“He tried to write One Hundred Years early on. At the beginning he called it his mamotreto [bulky notebook]. It was not spoken of; he could not write it. He knew the novel needed a writer with more experience, so he waited until the day he became the writer capable of writing One Hundred Years. It has to do with command of technique. You need a great deal of technique to write a novel like that. He knows the tale; he has the characters and storyline; but he couldn’t write it. You have a novel that has to be typewritten, but you can’t type, so you have to wait until you learn to type it up; the novel is there, waiting.”

Read part three of Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez.

thewaking:

Shades of Swagger #41 | Poised and Posed. Portrait of Eduardo Osorio, Editor, Loanda. 

thewaking:

Shades of Swagger #41 | Poised and Posed. Portrait of Eduardo Osorio, Editor, Loanda. 

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thewaking:

"The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.”

Warsan Shire 

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