Handsworth Songs

Handsworth Songs ★★★★½

“The fear wouldn’t go away. And she began to feel that these thoughts would die before her. Die trying to be heard. She didn’t understand them, but she feared the savage state of death more than ignorance. So she opened the doors, and slowly the words came alive and began to speak to her, saying: These are for those to whom history has not been friendly, for those who have known the cruelties of political becoming, those who demand in the shadows of dying technologies, those who live with the sorrows of defiance, those who live among the abandoned aspirations which were the metropolis. Let them bear witness to the ideals which in time will be born in hope. In time, let them bear witness to the process by which the living transforms the dead into partners in struggle.”