the Justice Department has just reprimanded the Baltimore for the metaphoric walls it has set up between its police department and its African American citizens. Gloria Naylor in “The Women of Brewster Place” writes about a literal wall, as well as dreams of tearing it down.
- Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.
Please feel free to e-mail me [rrbates (at) smcm (dot) edu]. I would be honored to hear your thoughts and questions about literature.
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