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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
Shine, Coconut Moon

SMSlaughter, June 24, 2009

I found SHINE, COCONUT MOON, to be a timely, relevant work which while targeted to teenagers, will definitely appeal to anyone confronting issues of self-identity, cultural identity and/or social marginalization. The author, exploring issues of identity and social otherness, in a post 9/11 context, manages to aptly present these sensitive hot-bed issues in a noteworthy manner and most importantly, from varying character perspectives. What I find most essential about this book is that it does a really good job of subtly encouraging the reader to examine / rethink one's preconceived notions about difference. This book, if taught in schools, could be a great teaching tool with regard to consciousness-raising. I loved it, for me, it was a positive and cathartic reading experience - I wholly recommend it.
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