Quotation by Simone Schwarz-Bart

I thought that God put me on the earth without asking if I wanted to be a woman or what color I would prefer to be. I could not help it if he gave me skin so black it was blue, a face not exactly dripping with beauty. But I was content, and maybe if I had to choose right now, in this precise moment, I would choose this bluish skin and this face without dripping beauty.
Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 116, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
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