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Issue 7. December 2010

KATRINA GRIGG-SAITO The Original Feminist

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Katrina Grigg-Saito's essay "The Original Feminist" provides a tender portrait of her grandmother Mimi who did it all--worked as a hairdresser, raised five children, tailored stylish clothes, and advocated for education--in the pre-Civil-Rights South.

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VÉRONIQUE HYLAND Orchard

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Véronique Hyland's short story "Orchard", inspired by the Wineville Chicken Coop murders in 1920s California, is an evocative study of complicity, guilt, and the cost of a young boy's confused loyalty.

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CD COLLINS The Vigilantes of Vance

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CD Collins' essay "The Vigilantes of Vance" is a portrait of her candy-eating, derringer-toting, fast-driving mother, and a drily funny story of the woman's power to enthrall those around her.

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Drum Archives: Now Available Through Nimbit

You'll find our older audio files in our archives where we move pieces after they've been free at The Drum for six months. A link to our Drum store on Nimbit.com appears below each piece that's been moved into the archives. Click on the play button to hear a brief sample of each piece.


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