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The Paris Review - Maisy Card

What if instead of a singular hero, we had many? I have been fascinated by Queen Nanny of the Jamaican Maroons for years. In fact, I have been trying to write about her since I graduated from college. The maroons were communities of fugitive slaves and free Black people, some who, after the British …

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