Thursday, 23 July 2015

Genocide survivor

How else could a people, any peoples, who survives genocide not be the victor(s) – in the aftermath of this cataclysm, instead of the perverse imaginations and claims of the perpetrator(s)? Surely, the perpetrator of this heinous crime against humanity cannot be a victor. This is precisely why the perpetrators, the génocidaires, are perpetually in terror of the future subsequently. An examination of any of the extant genocide-states, particularly in Africa (Nigeria, the Sudan, for instance), underlines this trauma. Memory, thankfully, prevails.
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Dusk Dawn” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, NJ, US, 16 June 1965])


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