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Book Club - Passing by Nella Larsen

Up next on the Countess Grey Book Club is Passing, by Nella Larsen.

This thriller follows light-skinned African American women as they navigate racist America. 18 more words

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Beautiful White Girlhood

The author of this essay, Beautiful White Girlhood, takes Nella Larson’s Passing and F. Scott Ftizgergerld’s The Great Gatsby and uses them both to debate from a published article in 1927 called “Should Negro be encouraged to cultural equality?” This article mentioned: 736 more words

Nella Larsen

Sunday Sum-Up

At one of our monthly book club meetings, my friend, S, declared that she would love to have Merida’s hair. She was, apparently, bored of her perfectly straight, dark hair (hair that I find to be absolutely beautiful and am profoundly envious of). 827 more words


Sunday Sum-Up

Happy Time Change Day! I wish I could say I got an extra hour of sleep, but even without an alarm set I woke up at the same time as usual, time change notwithstanding. 797 more words


Sarah joins the TLW Team

The TLW Team is thrilled to be welcoming two new members, Sarah Thomson and Kari Sund, for the 2017/2018 series. For their first post, we’ve asked each of them to write a short blog introducing themselves. 453 more words


That Which We Resist Persists, a commentary on a passage from Nella Larsen's Passing

Today I was reading Nella Larsen’s novella Passing when a particular passage jumped out at me:

“That strange, and to her fantastic, notion of Brian’s of going off to Brazil which, though unmentioned, yet lived within him; how it frightened her, and – yes, angered her!…. 856 more words

Creative Writing

‘Her mind, swaying back to the protection that religion has afforded her, almost she wished that it had not failed her. An illusion. Yes. But better, far better, than this terrible reality.’

– Nella Larsen, Quicksand