Ralph Ellison

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Lost in translation: the dead end of dividing the world on identity lines | Kenan Malik
Race should not be a factor in who turns the poetry of Amanda Gorman into Dutch

Kenan Malik

07, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Alaskan school board lifts ban on Gatsby and Catch-22 after protests
The Matanuska-Susitna borough in Palmer restores modern classics by authors including F Scott Fitzgerald and Joseph Heller to curriculum after community action

Alison Flood

22, May, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Top 10 novels about pariahs | Richard Zimler
In characters such as Scrooge, Ira Ringold and Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne, those society seeks to exclude and expel make for compelling reading

Richard Zimler

05, Jun, 2019 @10:12 AM

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Blackface is a strange ghost that haunts America | Gabrielle Bellot
The growing political scandal in Virginia forces us to look at the legacy of blackface and ask: why is it so enduring?

Gabrielle Bellot

09, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You: the new age of Afro-surrealism
From psychedelic sketch shows to far-out satire, black artists are expressing the absurdity of life in a racist society by embracing the disturbing and bizarre

Lanre Bakare

06, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Washington DC in books: readers' picks
Family dramas, political intrigues, multiculturalism and much more. From Ralph Ellison to Norah Ephron, if you’re planning a visit to the US capital, here’s your reading sorted

Marta Bausells and Guardian readers

02, Sep, 2014 @3:04 PM

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Albert Murray obituary

Writer who explored the role of black culture in what he called 'omni-American' life

James Campbell

23, Aug, 2013 @12:48 PM

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Teju Cole's top 10 novels of solitude
The author picks out the best of literature's lonely odysseys, from Colm Tóibín's The Master to Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day

Teju Cole

24, Aug, 2011 @11:45 AM

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Peter Forbes's top 10 books on colour

The author of Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage, which is shortlisted for the Warwick prize picks his favourites

Peter Forbes

16, Mar, 2011 @5:49 PM

Ten of the best nameless protagonists in literature
John Mullan goes in search of anonymity

John Mullan

23, Jul, 2010 @11:05 PM

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Books to inspire travel: A literary crawl of New York

Ditch the guide book and turn to New York's rich literary heritage to get under the skin of the city. Joshua Stein gives his pick of defining works from the early 1930s to the present day

Joshua Stein

28, Nov, 2008 @10:46 AM

Obituary: Fanny McConnell Ellison
Obituary: Editor who married the author of Invisible Man and played a key role in the genesis of that American masterpiece.

John F Callahan

04, Feb, 2006 @12:08 AM

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