Says Deavere-Smith, go West young man, despair, come back hopeful.
February 7, 2008 4:37 AM Subscribe
I remember seeing about 2 years ago a clip where Anna Deavere Smith was doing a piece on Cornel West. Channeling him saying that he uses the "language of despair" because you must despair before you can hope. Something like that. It was quite moving...and I've thought about it many times in the interim.
posted by sully75 to media & arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can't remember the exact quote or where I heard it from. Any ideas?
And also...I've loved everything I've seen her do but not sure where to go next to dig in deeper. Any suggestions? I watched her Ted Lecture, it was amazing.