Gates

Henry Lewis Gates, Colored People: A Memoir

Gates’ effort is a coherent and receptive anecdote of a young black rather colored, emerging during the period of the social human rights period. Using his book, Henry Gates makes a considerable involvement to the indulgence of the persuasion of faith in American life. He reflects on the activities of the church, deliverance, and prayer […]

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Funny in Farsi: a Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

Funny of Farsi is non-fiction book written by Firoozeh Dumas. She is a young American author and academician. The book uses different stories to show the today’s China, and the experiences of Chinese immigrants in to the United States of America. The funny book as referred to as by many has the title “A memoir […]

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Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up by Russell Baker is a memoir of his earliest memories in Morrisonville, Virginia until his first professional journalism job as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun in 1937. Throughout much of Baker’s youth women dominated Baker’s life. His mother, his grandmother and his sister Doris all had strong opinions and strong personalities that […]

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Reading Lolita in Tehran

In the memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran, it talks about all the extreme risks the women of Iran are taking just to be able to do simple tasks, such as reading westernized literature (The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice). It documents the experiences of women in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. A very thought provoking […]

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God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir by John Bul Dau

In John Bul Dau’s memoir, God Grew Tired of Us, he tells the inspiring and heart wrenching story of the Lost Boys of Sudan. This two hundred and eighty one page book was published in 2008 in the USA. John’s moving story begins by explaining the tense political situation in his beloved homeland, Sudan. Sudan […]

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Warriors Don’t Cry

I thought Warriors Don’t Cry was a profoundly uplifting as well as a profoundly depressing account of the integration of Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. When the U. S. Supreme Court declared that school segregation was unconstitutional, Beals was a schoolgirl in Little Rock. She knew that the good school that would […]

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Glass Castle

Children do not always need loving and supportive parents in order to grow up successful. In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, not every child needs loving and supportive parents. Although they do love their children, Rex and Mary use very basic parental decisions; the children are very independent and raise themselves for the most […]

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Defying Hitler

Haffner’s Defying Hitler, is a fragmentary memoir about the German scene between 1914 and 1933. It provides a powerful, though fragmentary piece of political analysis of the situation in Germany. The Inflation of 1923, and the personalities and politics of the Weimar and Nazi periods are well known. However, in the memories of Haffner, they […]

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Can literature, memoir and film really teach African history

Have you ever seen a man born in the 18th century who is still living among us today? No, this is no possible because death is inevitable but before it comes, there should be a means of passing occurrences to upcoming generations. It is in view of this that literature, memoir and film became something […]

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Virginia Woolf – “Moments of Being”

In an excerpt from Virginia Woolf’s memoir “Moments of Being”, she constructs a memoir with optimistic diction to convey to humanity that the significant moments from the past are a lesson to be used in the future. In Woolf’s excerpt she reflects upon her childhood memories with her brother Thoby and her father at a […]

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