The vision of progress is the rational madness of history seen as sequential time, of a dominated future
Derek Walcott | ‘The Muse of History’
Two years after taking a postcolonial theory course [with the amazing Priyamvada Gopal] in which I read this essay (repeatedly) this line pops into my head as I scrawl my paper by hand, here, on the other side of the Atlantic. BOOM. I get you - finally - Mr Walcott.