Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad’s To Be Black Woman and Alive (2016), is the embodiment of the millennial black woman’s call for awakening. By exposing the black community’s internalisation of white patriarchy, both speakers tackle institutional racism in both mainstream society and the black community exemplifying its monumental influence on black women’s identity.Initially, we are […]
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Jamelia Woods’Black Girl Soldier (2016) strives to remind millennial black women of the intergenerational struggle for equality. Through the notion of song, Woods combines a militant drum beat and politically resistant lyrics to provoke action from the new generation of black women. The audience is urged to explore how oppression infects various aspects of […]
‘For Coloured Girls’ (Perry, 2010) explores the lives of black women in the US, tackling themes of sexuality, trauma and sisterhood.
Film featuring the imprisonment of serial killer and cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
The First Installment in the Shatter Me Dystopian Trilogy
Taken from the Woman Destroyed collection, ‘The Monologue’ depicts a spoilt, middle-aged woman who succumbs to mauvaise-foi and would rather bitch about others.
A eponymous short story written by Angela Carter as part of the collection ‘The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories’
A semi-autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath focusing on a descent into mental illness and suicidal thoughts.
The Fourth Installment in the Throne of Glass Young Adult Fantasy-Adventure Series
Original Texts and Film Silence of the Lambs directed by Jonathan Demme (1991) Shatter Me written by Tahereh Mafi (2011) ‘The Monologue’ from The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir (1967) ‘The Bloody Chamber’ from The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter (1979) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (1963) Queen of Shadows […]
Fake Deep explores one of many experiences of being black and female in Britain.
What’s your interpretation of this literary project of decipherment..?
Can you solve this riddle of words..?
Is Ofelia caught in fantasy, or is what she seeing real..?
Can you decipher the identity of the King and his kingdom..?
Which interpretation will you decide on..?
The sources of the extracts, as well as the works included in the introduction
A Parisian painter’s version of the jungle.
A glimpse into hedonistic beatnik culture .
Max escapes his constrained life in society, and chooses to live “where the wild things