Quotation by Jacques Roumain

"Maman", said Annaïse, her voice strangely weak. "Here is the water."
A thin blade of silver came forward in the plain and the peasants ran alongside it, crying and singing.
"Oh, Manuel, Manuel, why are you dead?" moaned Délira.
"No", said Annaïse, and she smiled through her tears, "no, he is not dead".
She took the old woman's hand and pressed gently against her belly where new life stirred.
Jacques Roumain (1907–1945), Haitian author, ethnologist, political activist. Repr. Éditions Messidor (1992). Masters of the Dew, p. 192, Les Éditeurs Français Réunis (1946).
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