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"None of Your Business" on Mango Street: Linking Global Women's Voices

Posted on March 22, 2023

Left: Cover art for first edition of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Right: Three people holding Russian New Year's gifts and wearing costumes. "We'll give the children the New Year." By Vadim Kasimov, 2013.

A modern classic of Latinx migration literature, a contemporary Russian story about parental alcoholism: what could they possibly have in common?

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7 Complex Female Characters in International Literature

Posted on March 15, 2023

“A woman could fall in love for a cheap word. That's women for you!" the street vendor Damao asserts in Ye Mi’s short story, “Love’s Labor.” Damao makes lots of confident pronouncements about women, but they are mostly proven false—the woman in the story is much too complex to conform to aphorisms. (And Teaching Idea 3 has relevant classroom activities.)

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