‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?
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‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?


I am drawing today’s discussion inspiration from author Nesrine Malik and her amazing book (seriously, go read it now!) We Need New Stories. In her chapter entitled “The Myth of the Reliable Narrator”, Malik brings up the question if and how we should judge authors by their writing. More specifically, are authors allowed to write … Continue reading

“On The Come Up” Review: a close look at racial tensions and gang violence in Angie Thomas’ new novel
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“On The Come Up” Review: a close look at racial tensions and gang violence in Angie Thomas’ new novel


On The Come Up is Angie Thomas’ second novel. Her first, The Hate U Give, was a runaway success and was also adapted for film. Thomas’ first novel was amazing and the outstanding reviews and its reception from around the globe are a testament to her writing abilities. With that kind of first-time success, producing … Continue reading

Can white people write about slavery? – A dicussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings”
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Can white people write about slavery? – A dicussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings”


I just finished reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. This book was actually suggested by the book club I am in, and so I started to read it without much knowledge of the author or the real story of the Grimk√© sisters, Sarah and Angelina. To be honest, I was not even … Continue reading