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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Deep Talk

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:29 PM

The late Maya Angelou in The Paris Review , Fall 1990:

“There’s a phrase in West Africa, in Ghana; it’s called ‘deep talk.’
For instance, there’s a saying: ‘The trouble for the thief is not
how to steal the chief’s bugle but where to blow it.’
Now, on the face of it, one understands that. But when you really
think about it, it takes you deeper. In West Africa they call that
‘deep talk.’ I’d like to think I write ‘deep talk.'”

“Where to blow it” … Perhaps Truman State University?

See a theatrical production there on Sept. 26, 2012,
and a talk by the author there on the following day.

See also an apparently more amusing play by the same author.

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