“It’s in the Quran. La yukallifullahu nafsan ilia wus-ahaa. Allah does not burden a soul with more than it can bear.” Isma, p. 49 Home Fire is the newest novel by Kamila Shamsie, a self-identifying Muslim and British citizen. The sometimes-lyrical text covers an ambitious amount of territory from the seduction and recruitment of young […]Read More Home Fire
“I’ll ask you what I’ve asked myself, late at night, as I wait upon His spirit: if the likes of you and I won’t be radical for God, who will?” John Leal according to Will Kendall, The Incendiaries, p. 136 Growing up in a Baptist household, my white, lower class parents told me a common […]Read More R.O. Kwon: the Incendiaries
“I watched my brother watch the world… Everywhere we looked, we saw the people trying to dream themselves out. As though there was some place other than this place…” Another Brooklyn, page 77. “One day we were passing a house that looked, in my mind, like houses I had seen in Mexico. I don’t know […]Read More Cisneros and Woodson: Girlhood and the Woman Awaiting
Boy Novak is a character name straight from the realistic beatnik era approaching the people in the novel Boy, Snow, Bird. With just a name, Helen Oyeyemi brings to mind the Hollywood actress, Kim Novak- and along with her many of the white feminine ideals of the dawning, North American, twentieth-century middle-class. At this time, […]Read More Fairest of them All: Boy, Snow, Bird
Some days it isn’t very difficult to witness something substantial like the world news and to feel the frantic excitement of a good piece of fiction. Or a bad one. We live in a political state wherein a man can admit to assaulting women, disgustingly claim they like it, and then go on to win […]Read More Red Clocks
The author of our first novel responded randomly and we are completely pleased. Something tells me she may be fond of her fans and attentive so if you wanted to try, her links are posted directly on the book we got for class and I suggest you engage with growing voices in the feminist community.Read More Social Media Contact With Leni Zumas.