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Recitatif by Toni Morrison

In a racially ambiguous short story, you’ll follow Twyla and Roberta through the years. Initially meeting in a girl’s shelter, the girls are inseparable due to their differences from the other girls. However, as they move on from the shelter they often find themselves on disagreeing sides every time they happen to meet. As an experiment in racial codes, Morrison never reveals anything more than she needs to in a story where racial identity is a driving factor. Can you sort out Twyla and Roberta?