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When I first went away to school, my mother told me that she was driving and the song came on. She had to pull over off the road because she just began crying. Though not a song that would be in my catalogue, this song will always remind me of her. And to counteract the “Song For Mama,” post, this was the song that was supposed to play.

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.