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Dear Authors an Open Letter to Writers

Dear Authors,

I recently finished reading Ghost Story by Peter Straub.(This is an affiliate link sorry)

Overall it was an entertaining yarn. I’m not super familiar with his ouevre but some of what I’ve read was pretty good. 502 more words

On Feels, decisions and shit I find questionable.

I have a little stash of micro/flash fiction sitting around and as I am thinking about submitting it I keep running into things.

For one, when I write flash fiction apparently something I like to do is to play with conflict that is outside of the Western literary idea of what plot is.   529 more words

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Words from W.E.B. Dubois

     “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”

Double Consciousness at Miss Bronze Contests

by Miyu Fujihara

In “The Color of an Ideal Beauty Queen,” Maxine Craig talks about how Miss Bronze or beauty contests clearly show “systems of representation”, which makes contests such as Miss Bronze significantly different from beauty contests mostly for white women. 525 more words

Race And Ethnicity In The Modern World

Second Feature in the Richmond Times-Dispatch!

I was blessed and surprised yesterday to check my email and see two messages from two black women who identified with my piece “The Juggling Act.” After some further research, I realized that I was published in the paper! 110 more words

Quick Thoughts on W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk

As promised, brothers and sisters, here’s my quickshot review of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (Du-Boys)’s 1903 masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk. All the page numbers you’ll see come from the 1989 Penguin Edition.The bibliographic citation would be this: 4,065 more words

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Seeing Through “the Veil” Darkly: Du Bois and the Renovation of Wordsworthian ideals and forms in The Souls of Black Folk

            For the past two decades, scholars have generally agreed that W.E.B. Du Bois borrowed the terms “veil” and “double-consciousness” from the works of Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Ralph Waldo Emerson for… 4,992 more words