1.Why does Fadwa’s story matter?
Fadwa’s story matters because it shows a greater range of people lifting their voices in protest. Fadwa’s story was not as covered as some of her male counterparts, who also […]
Religious Identity in Persepolis
The innocence of Marjane’s initial religious life is something so relatable for me. There is the initial view of God as a loving, omnipresent figure that is there to talk […]
Masuji Ono is character is sometimes hard to like. His recollections of the past often paint himself in the best light possible, while readers are shown an unspoken tension with everyone he has interactions with […]
A nervous condition, as defined in class, is a tension between two things. One of the characters who truly exemplifies a nervous condition is Maiguru. We talked in class about how Babamukuru was torn between the […]
protsmana wrote a new post, Just Lucky or a Witch? + Detroit Teacher’s Protest, on the site International Fiction 2 years ago
What do we mean by “witch” in the west versus ideas on witchcraft in Africa?
In the west, the word “witch” has different connotations. It connotes an old, haggard woman with warts and wrinkles who goes ar […]
How do songs help heal people?
There is something inherently moving about music. I don’t mean the actual movement from note to note, but the power it has to shift emotion and thought. When listening to music, […]
1.Preface: What stories had been “largely forgotten” by the western press, in this example? How do the highlights of the western press influence a sense of global memory/forgetting?
The Western media fai […]