". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TYBTF Mother-in-Law Party in New Orleans

The party will be at the Mother-In-Law Lounge in New Orleans: Thursday, September 24. It's going to be the best party ever: live music, two hours of open bar and yes, there will be gumbo.

We've hear talk from friends in New York that they want to come down for it. We'll have a party in New York too, but we'll only have one party at the Mother-In-Law, and you really don't want to miss it.

The Mother-In-Law Lounge, from which the Soul of New Orleans and the Mardi Gras Indians, Antoinette K-Doe. Godmother of the Baby Dolls -- RIP -- directed all good things for her City.

And here's the link to the Kirkus review of The Year Before the Flood, that was published this week. Publisher's Weekly already gave the book a starred review. May this be a trend, please, please, please.


K. said...

My mail from Ned says that the party is on the 24th, not the 2nd.

I'll order a copy from Elliott Bay Book Company as soon as we get back!

Foxessa said...

Yes it IS the 24th. Stoopid Blogger cut off the 4. Thanks for drawing this to my attention, K.

Love, C.

T. said...

Can't wait for this book. The party sounds like SOOOOO much fun!

Foxessa said...

T -- it would be splendid if you were there. I'm looking forward to this in a way I've not looked forward to much of anything for quite a while.

Publisher booked our tix yesterday.

So. Now. It is real.

Love, C.