From the village mother leaving her children to work; the maid in service to the white medem; the black child raped and murdered, Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night is at once tragic, triumphant, humorous, and sharp, but above all forcefully empowering.
“What I do remember has never left my recall. On the other hand, what I have forgotten, I forgot with amazing swiftness: inside a week, and it was all gone. Moreover, it has remained safely tucked away. It doesn’t haunt me. And for that, I am truly grateful.”