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Untitled document Untitled document H8’s daddy had heart stoppage one day when he got into a shout off with a worker who had to take the loser cruiser cuz their car was in the shop. That was the same worker who had cut him off just after last xmas. He wanted to know where his star was. He wanted to let the mofo know that he had worked all his life. That he had pulled his welly fam through food banks at the St Vince de Paul and family shelters and worked at pizza joints and garages since he was 16… dealt with feggit cokeheads and wolves. He saw his lil cousin walk around in phat gear and a ball cap with a big “P” on it and a bitch by his side. He hear about him later got setup inna apt by two crackers who claimed to be scrappin over the betty and they clipt him in the head and lil cuz never woke up from a premamant daydream, woh.

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Author of the novels Wigger, Ratz Are Nice, and More at 7:30: Notes to New Palestine, Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite (aka Lord Patch) likes to dub his prose like Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby chopped music & voice. Braithwaite has performed at Lollapalooza, The National Black Arts Festival, Prose Acts: Alternative Fiction Literary Conference with Dennis Cooper, Kevin Killian, Robert Glück, and Dodie Bellamy, and at the Kootney School of Writing. His fiction has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, Bluesprints: Anthology of Black British Columbian Literature and Orature, Redzone: Victoria's Street People Zine, Fernwood's Sleeping Dragon, Velvet Mafia, Of the Flesh, Nocturnes, and Biting the Error. His words and voice may be heard on the Hurricane Angel electronic and spoken word project "luckily i was half cat," as well as his own solo works, including Clichy Sous Bois and Mindwalk 31: Driving to Baghdad. He lives in the Hood of New Palestine, Fernwood, British Columbia.

Pull Your Ears Back is an excerpt from More at 7:30: Notes to New Palestine.

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