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Saturday, May 26, 2001

Since she moved to the Bronx from Suriname at age 12, Judith hasn't felt she fits in with any group. Dutch is her first language. She wants to be an opera singer. She's black.

In Junior High, her peers wondered why she couldn't sing like 'Monica.' In High School, she remembers a girl from an African-American club telling her, "Dutch is not a Black language." She did not take up arms, as some outcasts have -- instead she took up poetry.

 

Judith was mentored by Jessie Graham.

Contributors:

Judith Rudge

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