Quotation by Jacques Roumain

Manuel showed her his open hand: "Look at this finger, how meager it seems, and this one even weaker, and this other one no stronger, and this one all by himself and on his own."
Then he made a fist: "But now, is it strong enough, big enough, solid enough? It seems so doesn't it?"
Jacques Roumain (1907–1945), Haitian author,ethnologist, political activist. Repr. Éditions Messidor (1992). Manuel in Masters of the Dew, p. 86, Les Éditeurs Français Réunis (1946).
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