Talk: On the Liberating Power of Literature

“For most of my life, I’d been reading outside myself, conditioned by the (education) system and society, in general, to read only books and authors that were deemed “classics” or part of “the canon.” When I began to read more narrowly, my perspective began to change, as did my understanding of language and the way in which it is used to impose or reinforce the dominant worldview through the soft power of literature.”

Thank you, Prof. Patrice Juah, for the invitation to speak to students of her Voices of Colour class at CIEE in Spain.

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