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McClintock’s Motherhood

I’m fascinated by McClintock’s discussion of the trope of motherhood in her chapter on Nationalism, Gender, and Race. Particularly, I’m curious to explore her suggestion that “Motherhood is less the universal and biological quintessence of womanhood than it is a … Continue reading

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Monologues in Petals of Blood

In Petals of Blood Thiong’o employs a constantly shifting perspective. The novel is interspersed with numerous long monologues by multiple characters. In these speeches, the reader often learns about some aspect of that character’s past that speaks to larger issues … Continue reading

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