Sunday, June 8th, 2014

 

Brothers and Sisters

Alice Walker’s essay Brothers and Sisters is about the obstacles a woman has to face. It immediately caught my attention when i first read it. This is a very tragic and realistic narrative. The essay clearly addresses feminism and sexism, revealing the aspects of how women are considered to be the weaker sex and men doing things according to their will. This piece of writing is a demonstration of women struggle for equality. The narrative takes place in the South during the fifties. Walker has five brothers and two sisters includingRead More


Dreams From My Father

Dreams from My Father explore all the aspects of Obama’s life in relation to the African American literary tradition and to the context of history and culture. The book give us an image of Africa and Obama’s continuing search for himself as a black American. He struggles between race and identity. Though, he realizes that he belonged to neither places and he becomes more comprehensible about himself. Obama raises many important issues that are convoluted and has no simple solutions. He later asks three questions in the book, “what is ourRead More