Category: The Diaspora Book Wars
Two books on race battle it out to become the victor, in the ultimate war of words.
The Diaspora (Book) Wars: Black Girls & Colourism: The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
This week, two books that deal with colourism and the struggles of young black girls go head to head.
First Line of Attack The first lines of the novel “The fat sun stalls by the phone masts. Anti-climb paint turns sulphurous on school gates and lampposts. In Willesden people go barefoot, the streets turn European, there is a mania for eating outside. She keeps to the shade. Redheaded. On the radio: I am the…
The Diaspora (Book) Wars – Race Switch: Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett & Black No More by George S. Schuyler
First Line of Attack The first lines of the novel “Furo Wariboko awoke this morning to find that dreams can lose their way and turn up on the wrong side of sleep. “ Arena of War The setting and the situation of the story Setting: Modern day Lagos, Nigeria. Premise: The novel explores what it…