Of Clay and Wonder

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Of Clay and Wonder

by Chérie Rivers Ndaliko
Southern Cultures, Vol. 28, No. 2: Sanctuary

“He listened ravenously to our every answer, listened as if his life depended on it. And that, it turns out, is precisely the thing: it does."

Like so many reckonings, mine began with a seemingly innocent question. “Mama,” he asked, “where are we from?”