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“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” –Oscar Wilde   Identity. Without our own sense of self, who are we?   Although I learned many lessons from my time in Muslim Voices in Contemporary World Literature, the most important lesson I learned is […]

Posted at: December 7th, 2014 - 10:08 am - Comments Off on Identity and Perspective

How can a color, like red, or yellow, or blue form opinions so strong that they differentiate me from you? Black, white, everything in between: What is the difference between what is felt and what is seen? After decades and days and moments of trying, The struggles, The strifes, The protests, The troubles The oppressive […]

Posted at: December 6th, 2014 - 3:57 am - Comments Off on Everything in Between

Samina Ali’s Madras on Rainy Days addresses concepts of gender, sexuality, and society. In the novel, Layla and Sameer are forced into a union of marriage by their parents’ wishes. However, their commitments are not to one another. Sameer is homosexual and desires to live in America to finally be free of societal repressions. He […]

Posted at: December 4th, 2014 - 9:06 pm - Comments Off on Perspective