Category: Group D

Mama’s Ordinary Everyday “Portents, Marvels, Bodements, Harbingers, Signs, Omens, and Curses…”

Something that instantly intrigued me from My Favorite Thing is Monsters was the mother’s obsession with superstitions. The first one she states is, “pass a cross-eyed stranger, bring home danger. Take yer glove off and spit in yer palm (Ferris). In the next few pages she continues to say more about the way the tip of …

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The use of pop culture in The Good House

In many ways Tananarive Due’s The Good House uses a medley of elements, that on the surface seem to clash, but put into practice, come together to make a riveting story. One of these elements is her use of pop culture references, mostly music, to reveal the motives and internal thoughts of the characters in […]

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