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Young Girl Sleeping

Image of the aftermath of the Great Timber Yard Fire in Hartlepool, in 1922. Shows a young girl asleep on furniture apparently rescued from her home as part of the evacuation that was enabled by firefighters’ attempts to slow the spread of the blaze. — Hartlepool Cultural Services Archive

 

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I'm finishing up a phd at Duke University where I study African novels, which I believe are some of the loveliest things ever written. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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