I'LL Take You There
I'll Take You There is told by a woman looking back on her first years of college at Syracuse in the 1970s. Her story, softened by the gauze of memory and the relief of having survived, nonetheless captures a harrowing ordeal of alienation and despair, heightened by a wrenching interracial love affair and her fatherÂs death. Cursed by insatiable yearning and constant dissatisfaction, Anellia has always been haunted by her mother. With her father and brothers making her feel responsible for her motherÂs death, she longs for acceptance and the warmth of human compassion. When Anellia begins college, she naively seeks that compassion at a sorority house, with disastrous results. Gradually she descends to deeper levels of estrangement, until she is nearly an outcast. She is swept up in a turbulent love affair with a black philosophy student only to be abandoned. Her sense of rejection reaches a turning point when sheÂs called away to be with her dying father.With deftly cast philosophical meditationsÂon love, death, identity, the bodyÂI'll Take You There is a portrait of a young woman surprised to discover strength in simply enduring. It is a thought-provoking meditation on the existential questions that arise in burgeoning adulthood, a tender evocation of the dignity and power of young love.
- 154.9 x 172.7 x 40.6mm | 408.24g
- 31 Oct 2002
- Sound Library
- United Kingdom