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Chester Himes Quotes: American violence is public life, it's a public way of life, it became a form, a detective story form. So I should think that any number of black writers should go into the detective story form.
         

American violence is public life, it's a public way of life, it became a form, a detective story form. So I should think that any number of black writers should go into the detective story form.


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If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed!



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