Shiny Happy (White) People

Photo: Robert Couse-Baker/flickr

In Anton Chekov’s short story “Gooseberries,” Ivan Ivanovitch tells the tale of his brother Nikolay, a “poor timid clerk” who achieves his dream of becoming “a real landowner, a gentleman.” Nikolay is someone who finds great delight in devouring a plate of “sour and unripe” gooseberries, not because they taste good but because he has grown them on…

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Jeremy Helligar

Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa” https://rb.gy/3mthoj