Pulling the Chariot of the Sun: A Memoir of a Kidnapping by Shane McCrae


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When Shane McCrae was eighteen months old, he was removed from his parents and taken to suburban Texas. His mom was white and his dad was Black, and to hide his Blackness from him, his maternal grandparents stole him. In the years that followed, they manipulated and controlled him, believing they were doing what was best for him. His grandmother loved Shane but hated people who looked like him. His grandfather policed any perceived signs of Blackness his grandson showed. In their house, Blackness would always be the worst thing about him. ‘Pulling the Chariot of the Sun’ is a revelatory account of what it can mean to be Black in America, written with virtuosity and heart by one of the finest poets writing today.

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