Journal (The Body), english assignment help
“This is your country, that this is your world, that this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it. I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life” (p. 11-12)
“We are all our beautiful bodies and so must never be prostrate before barbarians, must never submit our original self, our one of one, to defiling and plunder…The missing thing was related to the plunder of our bodies, the fact that any claim to ourselves, to the hands that secured us, the spine that braced us, and the dead that directed us, was contestable” (p. 36-37)
Reflection: What are the ways that people can be invisibly chained? And then, how does this idea of invisible chains connect to the notion of disembodiment that Coates describes?