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They Said This Would Be Fun
- Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up
- Written by: Eternity Martis
- Narrated by: Eternity Martis
- Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
A booksmart kid from Toronto, Eternity Martis was excited to move away to Western University for her undergraduate degree. But as one of the few Black students there, she soon discovered that the campus experiences she'd seen in movies were far more complex in reality. Over the next four years, Eternity learned more about what someone like her brought out in other people than she did about herself. She was confronted by white students in blackface at parties, dealt with being the only person of colour in class and was tokenized by her romantic partners.
This reframed my perspective about London, ON
- By JMS on 2020-07-13
Eye opening and very moving
This book really helped me realize how I am utterly unaware of the struggles of black women at my school. This book was heartbreaking and inspiring. Thank you Eternity for sharing your story.