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During late junior year of high school, the group Jade appeared. I thought they were the greatest thing in the world, especially Joi Marshall who favored a girl from Oakland that I was talking to. I guess that started this whole Cali Girl thing…

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.