‘We are stories.’ It’s a notion so simple even a child could understand it. Would that it ended there. But we are stories within stories. Stories within stories within stories. We recede endlessly, framed and reframed, until we are unreadable to ourselves.
Ivan Vladislavic, 101 Detectives: Stories, Cape Town: Umuzi, 2015, p. 147
Illustration inspired by a traditional drawing from Rwanda