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Narrative Strategy in Crossbones

There is something frentic about the construction of the prose in Crossbones. Its cinematic focus can shift from sentence to sentence within a paragraph. I’m struck by the interchangeability of (though with complicating nuances) characters’ situations, and the break-neck speed … Continue reading

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Hair in Americanah

Last year I took a course specifically on Antebellum history and the “Old South.” A ┬ásection of this course was based on the styling and empowerment of hair involved with African American slaves and the power with which it held … Continue reading

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