Banana Skins and Broken Noses

In response to this note written by a friend. Apologies in advance to those who may not be able to access that hyperlink. To  the Janes of this world Ever since my Grade One teacher said “don’t be angry with anyone, it would invariably mean you’re angry with the man up there”, I was veritably afraid…

Narrative of the Blacksmith

 This piece is fan fiction, and was written six years ago as part of an undergraduate project. It takes the voice of the Blacksmith in Toni Morrison’s heart-wrenchingly popular novel ‘A Mercy’. It also holds a mirror against the Blacksmith’s perception of Florens, the young slave girl.  Refer here for a summary of the novel on Goodreads….