Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

A simple and enjoyable, yet challenging and thought-provoking novel on growing up in an evangelical Church community and discovering one's true self. Winterson weaves complex ideas and heavy emotions into a simple yet at times fragmentary and experimental novel. Jeanette was adopted as young age, and poised like Christ to save the world through her … Continue reading Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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Review: Tess of the D’Urbevilles

Neither fully a woman, nor aware of the dangers of the outside world, Tess is driven by her family's poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbevilles. However, her 'cousin' Alec is more interested in her body than her desperate poverty. Tess is raped. Despite Tess' moral purity, she is stained by her sexual impurity, through … Continue reading Review: Tess of the D’Urbevilles

Review: Gender: In World Perspective

Connell and Pearse's Gender is a concise and comprehensive introduction to the concept of gender and its practical implications. The authors are inclusive and do not fail to mention perspective from feminist scholars from around the world, throughout different periods of history. The authors begin with examples of gender in everyday culture, special events and statistics on the … Continue reading Review: Gender: In World Perspective