Behind the Accent
“Madisonians have an almost mythical belief in their accentlessness.”
This is Intersections, a column by Kashana Cauley.Every other month, Cauley will explore the intersection of class and culture in her life.
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Kashana Cauley is a native Wisconsinite who lives in Brooklyn. The Atlantic, Esquire, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency & Tin House have published her essays, fiction and humor. She won the 2012 Esquire/Aspen Writers’ Foundation Short Short Fiction Contest. She recently completed a novel.
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