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Daffodils and an Empire

In “Interview with an Empire,” M. NourbeSe Philip, seemingly by means of digression, devotes significant space to unpacking the image of daffodil as made famous by the english romantic lyric poet William Wordsworth (see “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”). … Continue reading

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silence, resurrection & readership

I’m a fixer. When a doorknob in my house no longer catches the pin, I rig it with a paperclip, some cardboard and tape. When a hole widens in the seam of my jeans, I patch it over. When I … Continue reading

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Who gets to write what?

There was a really interesting article in the NY Times yesterday related to our conversations in class about power and the racial imaginary–I’d be curious to hear people’s thoughts. “Imagine the better, stronger fiction that could be produced if writers took this … Continue reading

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Klonaris, Childhood & Imagination

In “If I Tell These Stories” Helen Klonaris details what it was like to grow up as a white child in a predominately non-white neighborhood and still imagine herself at the “center.” She explains the trouble that she has had … Continue reading

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