Was it okay for Bernadine Evaristo to write this book?
I ask this question in light of the ongoing controversy over cultural appropriation, specifically who has the right to write about whom. 734 more words
Acclaimed for her pitch-perfect accounts of rural black life and culture, Zora Neale Hurston explored new territory in her novel Seraph on the Suwanee—a story of two people at once deeply in love and deeply at odds, set among the community of poor white Southerners at the turn of the 20th century. 375 more words
Testimony: When I was young, I loved the Cinderella story.
What’s not to love? Poor, hardworking, warmhearted girl beaten down by life gets rich, handsome, powerful guy, and—bonus!—gets to thumb her nose at the mean girls. 859 more words
I thought this was going to be a romance.
I picked it from my TBR shelves so I could check off the “romance” square on my book bingo card. 457 more words