Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”: A Look at How Racism Is Internalized

Title: The Bluest EyeAuthor: Toni MorrisonPublished: 1970Genre: Fiction Blurb: The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison’s first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author’s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blueContinue reading “Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”: A Look at How Racism Is Internalized”

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‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler

Title: KindredAuthor: Octavia E. ButlerPublished: June 1979Genre: Narrative Fiction, Science Fiction Synopsis: Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana hasContinue reading “‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler”

‘Children of Blood and Bone’ by Tomi Adeyemi

Title: Children of Blood and BoneAuthor: Tomi AdeyemiPublished: March 6, 2018Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Synopsis: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed once magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, the maki were targetedContinue reading “‘Children of Blood and Bone’ by Tomi Adeyemi”