Book Review: “The Atlantic Sound” by Caryl Phillips

This was another book I read for my Readings in Global Literature class last semester. This one isn't a novel. It's part travel, part history book, and covers several trips the author made in order to study the African diaspora and look for global community among blacks. Even if that topic is of no interest to you,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Sold” by Patricia McCormick

This book. Just wow. It's poetry. Literally. The whole book is a series of poems all telling the story of Lakshmi, a 13 year old girl from Nepal who is sold into prostitution. It won't be any surprise when I say that this book was hard to read. It's Young Adult and not atrociously graphic,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

My "Readings in Global Literature" class was not at all what I expected it to be. The literature chosen for class focused mostly on the transatlantic slave trade. There is nothing wrong with this at all, and I learned so much, but when I read the course description I thought we would be reading novels from... Continue Reading →

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