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On the Web Tue Jul 19 2011

Ojikutu in Newcity

Newcity talks to University of Chicago and DePaul faculty Bayo Ojikutu on writing routines, what he would be doing if he weren't a writer, and what book he wish he'd written. On the best place to get inspired in the city, Ojikutu says, "The Green Line ride in its entirety, from 63rd/Cottage (nearest our home), through Washington Park, Bronzeville, the 'Near' South Side, turning at the Loop bound through the West Side, before ending in Oak Park...Stay on these trains in this city, end-to-end, north-to-west, south-to-east, ride with eyes open, there and back again, and you will see things for what they are. Blinking and shining and flinching and blue and bruised and blitzed and sagging and brilliant and swinging low and ever bombastic." Ojikutu is author of 47th St. Black and Freeburning.

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