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18th December 2012

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Junot Diaz on Writing Untold Stories of the African and Dominican Diaspora

Do you feel a responsibility as a writer to remember in your work what history wants to forget?

"Me personally, in many ways, I come out of a history of such profound erasure and silence and evasion and trauma, you know, whether it’s like the deep history of the African Diaspora, I mean Jesus, like, it’s not as if we really have all the literature that we need to talk about chattel slavery and what it means to come out of a community that was bred and raped into existence or even more recently, to be someone from the Dominican Diaspora, where a 31-year, you know, tortured dictatorship and the stories that were never told and the silences that are more presence than presence, some of us are drawn to those things. I, myself, personally, find myself powerfully, powerfully drawn. Certainly I do feel that. "

-Junot Diaz, December 17, 2012, 92Y

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