Story of a double outsider, Frying Plantain, by Zalika Reid-Benta

Frying Plantain is a vibrant coming-of-age book 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 questioning that emerge when growing up between two worlds and … Continue reading Story of a double outsider, Frying Plantain, by Zalika Reid-Benta

Je relis “Equal in Paris” et j’entends encore le même 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 … Continue reading Je relis “Equal in Paris” et j’entends encore le même rire que Baldwin

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. … Continue reading INDIVIDUALISM IN THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM, IN SULA, BY TONI MORRISON

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

“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, homme noir, militant abolitionniste et éditeur du journal Anti-Slavery Bugle, et … Continue reading “AIN’T I A WOMAN ?“: UN DISCOURS DE SOJOURNER TRUTH ?


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