Why I Left Academia

For the past few weeks, I’ve returned to the non-fiction memoir/work of journalism & history that I’m writing about South Africa and healing. Today, I’ve been reading a lot of academic articles on the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and I’m literally drowning in sentences like “This work explores the “interstitial space between truth and reconciliation” and “posits new points of departure in reflecting on the tensions of ‘factual truth’ and ‘personal or narrative truth’….”

Ugh. Thank God I don’t have to write crap like that anymore.

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