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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

*Covers Neka's literature lovin' eyes* I bet they still make those kids read those boring ass 18/19th century haole lit books that's boring as sh*t.Ermm

Anywho, this must be the 'it' thing for haoles: Erase honest black experiences that paint haoles in a negative light in education and keep it focused on who they view as the 'safe negro' such as MLK, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, etc.



British Lit particarly the "Romantic" period is my favorite genre of literature.

Invisible Man was brilliant for most of the nove but it tapered off towards the end.
I felt the same way about Black Boy.

I love Harlem Renaissance Lit and AfAm modern lit but I prefer British Literature by miles.




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I never read the book but damn sure going to find a copy today.  Sounds like a need for protest to me.
 
 
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

you thought it was boring???  i actually enjoyed it and i hate reading books...

I still have the book on my self and everytime I see it my eyes glaze over.....I guess since the author is black I have to like itLOL.....I just can't.....Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AmiliaCabral Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 25 2013 at 10:54am
every book they assigned in high school was boring
 
if they banning boring, hard, irrelevant books then let me go write my list, starting with the bullshyt ass canterbury tales
 
i actually liked the invisible man...at least from the cliff notes it seemed intereesting
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OMG not Canterbury Tales .
I absolutely loved it all.

We had to memorize the prologue and something else in Middle English.
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well with the banning of this book hopefully will make the students even  more curious to read it on their own via kindle, internet or whatever to find out Y it had to be banned at all...
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Is there anyone who read Jane Ayre and liked it? I remember that book in my grandma's library and I read it in junior high school...on my own. It bored me to tears and yet I willed myself to finish it. They didn't have black literature in my high school so I didn't read Invisible man until one of my summer program teachers gave it to me as a gift in my senior year. I have to be honest, I just couldn't get through it then, it started off a bit slow, but it is still in my library, so I am interested in looking at it again.

One of my favorite books, though, is Sula, by Toni Morrrison.
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'Invisible Man' Ban Lifted In North Carolina School System

09/25/13 06:28 PM ET EDT AP

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- A North Carolina school board has rescinded its ban on Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," returning it to local high school libraries.

The Courier-Tribune of Asheboro reports (http://bit.ly/18qbLUY) the Randolph County Board of Education voted 6-1 Wednesday to reverse the ban it issued 10 days ago. The board voted 5-2 on Sept. 16 to pull the book from the library shelves.

The initial decision came in reaction to a complaint from the mother of a Randleman High School student who said the book was "too much for teenagers." The mother specifically objected to the book's language and sexual content.

"Invisible Man" is a first-person narrative by a black man who considers himself socially invisible. It was originally published in 1952. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953.

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Information from: The Courier-Tribune, http://www.courier-tribune.com


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^^^ awesome!! Clap never should've happened in the first place. 


Originally posted by TokyoRose TokyoRose wrote:

Is there anyone who read Jane Ayre and liked it?
the best i can articulate my feelings is: bleh.  

i didn't find it boring per se, but was more like-- ok well that sh!t just happened and i read about it.

i'm more indifferent than anything. i still have my art from the group project for the book though. 

 
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Old man and the sea was probably the only book we read that i really hated.
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