Book Review, Bell Hooks – Feminism Is for Everybody (Work in Progress)

 Dr. Negash assigned this book in our 7000 writing class and like any flustered grad student, I decided that I'd read an article or two about it and read the real book later. The one thing that made me come back to this book outside of course my professor's swearing by it, is the confusion …

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Book Review I, The Sympathizer – Viet Nguyen

I stared at the paperback and suspected immediately that the name Nguyen in Vietnam must be as common as the name Mensah in Ghana. 'Ngu...yen' I slowly stressed each syllable while completely throwing away any remote knowledge of the uselessness of some letters in some French words. Studying French for years had taught me better. …

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Willie Lynch’s Letter on ‘How to Make a Slave’ and Personal Musings

A friend and I had an extensive conversation in which I literally forced him to agree that racism had a hand in the original plan of slavery. We had time on our hands, and we were high from shoving down what would later turn into poop. We were bursting with a raw desire to toss …

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Twenty Something and Learning

On Life Life is a learning curve. I don't have a favorite perfume, favorite food or favorite vacation destination. My reason is very simple, I haven't experienced much to conclude on favorites. I constantly seek different perspectives, different views, different stories just because I realize there is one more thing out there that I can learn. …

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