The Desi, The Coconut, & The Indian

When Ms. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke of single stories I can’t help but think of the many stereotypes created about my people, some even created by one another. It’s a fundamental problem of humans to categorize each other, to try and understand someone, or even ourselves better.   Growing up, I always identified myself as... Continue Reading →


Bottled Drinks and Their Human Counterparts

I think there’s a lot to be said about not being able to find the motivation of certain actions committed by characters in novels. Not only does it provoke a sense of ambiguity within characterization, but it also causes the reader to pay more attention to what that character signifies, and what their actions signify.... Continue Reading →

What Makes Racism and Not Equality

This is a post about the work "Letter to my Son" by Ta-Nehisi Coates and it's relation to the book "Native Son" by Richard Wright. Overall thoughts: I think Ta-Nehisi Coates goes into great debts about what it meant to him growing up in a black community and how that was completely different from what... Continue Reading →

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