De Afrikaans – Amerikaanse schrijfster Terry McMillan werd geboren op 18 oktober 1951 in Port Huron, Michigan. Zie ook alle tags voor TerryMcMillan op dit blog en ook mijn blog van 18 oktober 2009 en ook mijn blog van 18 oktober 2010.
Uit: A Day Late and A Dollar Short
“When ain’t nobody there but him (which ain’t often ‘cause he can’t stand being by hisself more than a few hours), he do crossword puzzles. Hard ones. And he good at it. These he do finish. And from what I gather, he done let hundreds of women walk through his revolving door for a day or two but then all he do is complain about Donnetta, his ex-wife, who he ain’t been married to now going on six years, so most of ‘em don’t come back. And don’t let him get a buzz going. Every other word outta his mouth is Donnetta.
He talk about her like they just got divorced yesterday. “She wanted a perfect man,” he claimed, or, “I almost killed myself trying to please that woman.” But even though Donnetta was a little slow, she was nice, decent. After I’d left Cecil for the third time, I stayed with ‘em for close to a month. By the second week, I was almost ready for the loony bin. First off, Donnetta couldn’t cook nothing worth eating; she wasn’t exactly Oprah when it came to having a two-way conversation; cleaning house was at the bottom of her things-to-do list; and that boy needed his ass beat at least twice a day but she only believed in that white folks’ “time-out” mess. She didn’t have as much sense as a Christmas turkey, and how you supposed to lead a child down a path when you lost your damnself? »
Terry McMillan (Port Huron, 18 oktober 1951)