February 2013 Roundup: Diversity

February 2013 Roundup: Diversity

On the starting block for February’s reviews of themes of diversity is Subversive Reader’s write-up of Whisper, by Chrissie Keighery.  This is the story of Demi, a regular 14 year old who becomes profoundly deaf after contracting meningitis, and who needs to learn how...
Debra Zott on My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson

Debra Zott on My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson

Memory is not democratic. It creates its own hierarchy concerning what will be at the top and what will be at the bottom. Memory decides what it remembers and what it forgets, and what emerges from the daguerreotype. (p.142) Memory is the device employed by author...