- In “No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear,” Morrison focuses on how an artist reacts to the world around her rather than on race. What voice emerges in her writings this week? Would you classify her as an African-American author, a feminist author, or as an artist?
- What connections, if any, do you read between Walker’s “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens” and “Everyday Use”? Does “Everyday Use” conform to the ideas her essay explores about literacy, art, identity, black female inferiority, and cultural heritage?
- What causes the friction between the two brothers in Bloodchild? Can their story be considered a reconsideration of the Biblical story of Cain and Abel?