// Implicit (adj) : 2. a. Implied though not plainly expressed; naturally or necessarily involved in, or capable of being inferred from, something else. // Pictures, poetry and works of art herein contained are not my own, unless otherwise stated. //
She had felt sorry for me even before she saw me. Her default position toward me, as an African, was a kind of patronizing well-meaning pity. My roommate had a single story of Africa, a single story of catastrophe… there was no possibility of Africans being equal to her in any way.