Giving Josephine Baker a Hero’s Grave Won’t Bury the Truth…
Monday 29th November 2021,
As a student in Paris in the fall of 1990, my lodgings were the envy of my peers—even if the means by which I came about them were not. While fellow language students from my university in Edinburgh were stuck in soulless suburbs, I was ensconced in Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, a short walk from the Jardin du Luxembourg and around the corner from the Panthéon.1
How Nella Larsen’s Passing deconstructed the question of race
Friday 12th November 2021,
Larsen’s 1929 novel, now a Netflix film, illustrates the degree to which race is a construct – without lecturing the reader.