As an English literature student at Cardiff University, I have found my love for books has blossomed. I’m going to use this space to write reviews and critical articles to keep up my passion!
The literary blurred lines of an interracial relationship Interracial relationships have frequently been depicted in forms of literature and film such as the ground-breaking Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner by Stanley Kramer and, more recently, Jordan Peele’s Get Out. These relationships have always varied in their presentation, but, due to the societal basis of slavery, … Continue reading How deep are the roots of slavery in Kindred and Sing, Unburied, Sing? Part 3
The hand me down life It is written in Michael Hanchard’s essay on Afro-modernity that ‘Legalized segregation, the maintenance of separate and largely unequal institutions, meant that blacks, as a consequence of prejudicial treatment, received health care, education, police protection, transportation, and a host of other services only after those same services were provided for … Continue reading How deep are the roots of slavery in Kindred and Sing, Unburied, Sing? Part 2
The African American inheritance Kindred, a novel ‘which strikingly reimagined the neo-slave narrative genre’ managed to accurately depict the modern-day entanglement with slavery that African American’s are forced to endure daily. Gabrielle Bellot wrote that, ‘Time heals, but also hurts; the past is indeed a different country, but less so than we may think’ and … Continue reading How deep are the roots of slavery in Kindred and Sing, Unburied, Sing? Part 1
Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash Due to both University reading and personal interest, I’ve found myself delving into the world of dystopian literature more than ever. Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood has become anew favourite of mine as I found myself flying through its 500 odd pages. Set during a period of … Continue reading The Year of the Flood; Dystopia or reality?