The Time of Slavery
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For to me history was not a large stage fi lled with commemoration, bands, cheers, ribbons, medals, the sound of fi ne glass clinking and raised high in the air; in other words, the sounds of victory. For me history was not only the past: it was the past and it was also the present. I did not mind my defeat, I only minded that it had to last so long; I did not see the future, and that is perhaps as it should be.