‘A squirrel, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered either in anger or merriment … so he chattered at the child, and flung down a nut upon her head.’
‘ Materialism may sometimes be a vulgar way of looking at art, but it is never inappropriate when seeking to understand art’s political and social context.’
I would recommend experiencing this collection in the composer’s order, in a quiet space, with the weight of a grey afternoon pressing in on the window.
If you think To Kill a Mockingbird was ‘important’, or ‘eye-opening’ for you, then Go Tell It On the Mountain will ram home just how much you don’t, and perhaps never really will, truly understand.
For any enthusiast of modern Chinese history, this is an essential text detailing one of the key narratives of early Communist Party History. For everyone else, this book contains an approachable history of the powerful life-stories of some truly remarkable women.