on 3 March 2014
If you are chock full of 'legitimate' works of previously 'academically sanctioned' identity narrative.
Nella Larsen doesn't just bring a story to the table, she bangs it down, slings out a spoon and offers the unsanctioned feast of her experience as a woman in and of colour.
Quicksand and Passing smash binary reductionism with vocal elegance.
Either way this is one of the best books that my University put on the list in Politics of Identity and Subjectivity.
Nella Larson hits it out of the park for me as a working class, pit country feminist and mature Uni student.
I just wish she'd been recognised and lauded before she slipped into literary obscurity, nursing and a lonely death.
The ills of identity politics are revealed by the loss of this woman to education whilst she lived.