STORY OF A DOUBLE OUTSIDER, FRYING PLANTAIN, BY ZALIKA REID-BENTA

Frying Plaintain is a poignant coming-of-age story that takes us through the life of Kara Davis, a second-generation Canadian who tries to navigate between her Jamaican and Canadian identities while growing up in Toronto. Through twelve interconnected short stories, the author Zalika Reid-Benta captures the struggle of growing up between two worlds and never fitting in any of them

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October 17th , 2020

JE RELIS “EQUAL IN PARIS“ ET J’ENTENDS ENCORE LE MEME RIRE QUE BALDWIN

Equal in Paris est un court récit dans lequel James Baldwin revient sur son arrestation et son séjour de 8 jours à Fresnes pour une banale affaire de drap de lit. Cette expérience l’emmène inévitablement à comparer la France à son pays natal et à se remémorer les raisons qui l’avaient poussé à quitter ce dernier…

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August 9, 2020

INDIVIDUALISM IN THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM, IN SULA, BY TONI MORRISON

In her second novel, Sula, Toni Morrison depicts the story of the friendship that binds Nel Wright and Sula Peace whose personalities, visions and ambitions seem to be diametrically opposed. The relationship between the two women serves as a gateway to the wider topics of women emancipation and social and economic justice in a segregated US…

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June 14, 2020

THE CAPTURED VOICE OF KAMBILI, IN PURPLE HIBISCUS BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

In her first novel (written at the age of 25!), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes us through the life of a well-off Christian family in the midst of Nigeria’s political outbursts in the eighties. The story is narrated from the perspective of fifteen-year-old girl Kambili Achike, who becomes conscious of her voice while observing the instability … 

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May 20, 2020

“AIN’T I A WOMAN ?“: UN DISCOURS DE SOJOURNER TRUTH ?

Vous est-il déjà arrivé de discuter d’une conférence à laquelle vous avez assisté avec des amis et de vous apercevoir que vous n’avez pas du tout retenu les mêmes choses qu’eux ? C’est en tout cas ce qui est arrivé en 1851 à Marius Robinson, militant noir abolitionniste et éditeur du journal Anti-Slavery Bugle, et à … 

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April 25, 2020