the deep

Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes

“What is belonging?” we ask. She says, “Where loneliness ends.” Okay. I would recommend reading the book first, then listening to the song afterwards. A magical story imagining a race of mermaids that have descended from children from pregnant African slave women who were tossed overboard from their slave ships. The story has chilling parallels to the world today, and the writing is somewhat confusing, but the story is beautiful. I hope they will rewrite the story again, perhaps with a more established author, so they can truly dive into the narrative.

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