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Quotation by Selma James
We have needed to define ourselves by reclaiming the words that define us. They have used language as weapons. When we open ourselves to what they say and how they say it, our narrow prejudices evaporate and we are nourished and armed.
Selma James (b. 1930), U.S. author, political activist. The Ladies and the Mammies: Jane Austen and Jean Rhys, ch. 1 (1983).
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