I am still on this kick about novels. Something being a novelty, a disguise for a European-based form of colonizing cultures.
My novel will actually be a disguise for a story told in prose poems, flash fiction, poetic memoir, appropriated non-fiction, conversations real and imagined, maps, letters, histories, primers, historical fictions, Quindaro, Bleeding Kansas, White fear, White privilege, and protection for the vulnerable. It will be a war where all violence is felt, but not shown, in order to not re-injure. It is where the n-word stays as [Negro] when set before the Civil War, because I am not going to be a writer who is a white, straight male and re-injure with that word that rises in my neighborhood faster than the Confederate flags last year.