Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quote Of The Day

"What kind of people we become depends crucially on the stories we are nurtured on; which is why every sensible society takes pains to prepare its members for participation in its affairs by, among other things, teaching them the best and the most instructive from its inheritance of stories. These are usually drawn from both the factual and the imaginative literature bequeathed by its ancestors, namely, its songs, poems, plays, myths, epics, fables, histories, cosmographic speculations and philosophical conjectures. At the core of such stories are creation myths which give the members of a society their identity and their historical anchor in the universe." -Chinweizu; "Voices From Twentieth Century Africa" (via "Warrior Song")

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