Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Short Story "To Taste the Rains"

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Title

Short Story "To Taste the Rains"

Description

The two characters in this story, an unnamed woman and unnamed man, argue over the man's desire to move to Africa. The man claims that everyone who visits the continent "wish[es] they had come before the white man, or before colonization" and desperately wants to live there. The woman's frustration stems out of her belief that he would pick moving over her, but she responds by claiming Africa is full of poverty, filth, death, and overcrowding, ultimately stating she sees it "for what it is" and that he doesn't "see the real Africa."

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Source

Mudge, Grant. "To Taste the Rains." The Messenger (Fall 1990): 18-23. Available online via the UR Scholarship Repository.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

1990

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Messenger1990.2.18-1990.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Mudge, Grant, “Short Story "To Taste the Rains",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3285.