45) In the spirit of the age, the Arun sonnets constitute a peculiar history in verse, for they are as invested in uniting the unfamed
sons and daughters of Sensibility, the present-day descendants of her memorialized figures, as they are in older traditions of local historical description.
Rather, these seasoned activists, along with sundry unaffiliated and unfamed
others, shared the optimistic vision of creating a black radical front at a time when there is no movement, when there is scarcely any left and when black politics is as fragmented by class, identity and ideology as any other.
By now, feminist cultural critics everywhere will recognize such a vision of the mainstream as a passive feminine horde, awaiting revitalization (here, quite explicitly, rape) from the unfamed
hero on the fringe.