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Boondock Kollage

Stories from the Hip Hop South

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Regina N. Bradley

Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South is a collection of twelve short stories that addresses issues of race, place, and identity in the post–Civil Rights American South. Using historical, spectral, and hip hop infused fiction, Boondock Kollage critically engages readers to question the intersections of regionalism and black culture in current American society.

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Chapter 10: The Apothecary

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THE APOTHECARY

Band camp started on a Wednesday, two weeks before I started my freshman year of high school. My stomach turned and jumped that morning. I threw up my breakfast. Mama gave me a coke and told me to sit down.

“It’s okay to be nervous,” she said.

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