Listen: Ra’Niqua Lee performs “Ahistorical Accuracies”
Author’s Note: “Ahistorical Accuracies” attempts to articulate what it’s like to learn history in a predominately white space. It’s that feeling when the words in the textbook don’t quite match the stories told by your aunts, uncles, and grandparents. When the missing parts are so loud that you can’t hear the professor, so you sit there filling in the blanks yourself.
Ra’Niqua Lee writes to share her particular visions of love and the South. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Indiana Review, Passages North, and elsewhere. Every word is in honor of her little sister, Nesha, who battled schizoaffective disorder until the very end. For her always.