lewism9 wrote a new post, A Need for a New Lens: Fadwa Laroui and Persepolis, on the site International Fiction 1 year, 10 months ago
Fadwa Laroui embodies the powerful forces of protest that are so often missed by mainstream media, often Western, because of its gendered nature and set of collective memories that media fail to encompass. When […]
lewism9 wrote a new post, Polarized Religious Identity: Nervous Condition; Religious Identity As Groundswell, on the site International Fiction 1 year, 11 months ago
In Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis, religious identity is polarized to create a nervous condition in Iranian society admidst the Islamic Revolution. First, Marji demonstrates a nervous condition b […]
lewism9 wrote a new post, Tragedy and Memory in Personal Narrative: Masuji Ono, on the site International Fiction 1 year, 11 months ago
Artist of the Floating World is Masuji Ono’s personal musing and identity raveled into a flexible, meditative story; he writes and wanders through his career as an artist, his love for and loss of family, a […]
lewism9 wrote a new post, Approaching the Tension of Gender Roles- Tambu and Lucia, on the site International Fiction 1 year, 12 months ago
What does it mean to be a woman?
In Tsitsi Dangaremba’s Nervous Conditions, several main female characters wrestle with conflicting answers to this question. In fact, these women develop a ‘nervous con […]
lewism9 wrote a new post, Powerful Women in Western and South African Eyes; New Perspective on Refugee Crisis, on the site International Fiction 2 years ago
When the western world sees powerful women, it often sees them as unusual, unsettling, or surprising at best; South Africa, among other African nations, has instead long given powerful, older women an important […]
lewism9 wrote a new post, Acknowledging Suffering, Creating a New Public Identity: The TRC, on the site International Fiction 2 years ago
As South Africa struggled to rebuild itself after unspeakable violence and atrocity, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was an important venue for collective healing and establishing a new relationship […]
What does it mean to protest through literature or with cultural forms? How are these forms of performing democracy?
Unlike the protests that receive most Western media attention, protests through creative […]