Tagged: prejudice

So lucky by

Handheld Modern ; 2 I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read by Griffith, and she has written in a wide variety of genres, science, historical, and mystery,...

The scandal by

also published as Beartown I was going to say that I recently read Backman’s breakout novel A man called Over, but then I checked the blog...

To kill a mockingbird by

I would guess that almost everyone reading this blog is familiar, to some degree, with Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird. The classic story of a...

Seraphina by

Seraphina has lived her life hiding the truth about who she is; a half-dragon. Her mother died in childbirth, and until that moment her father never...

Zoo City by

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. Zinzi December finds lost things. That’s her shavi, the gift she...

Unseen academicals by

9780385609340 In the back streets of Ankh-Morpork football is king. And those “Faces” in the shove, or crowd, are just as important as the players. After...

Knife edge by

ISBN: 9780385605274 This continues pretty much where Noughts & Crosses finished up. If you haven’t read that one you really have no business reading this book....

Noughts & Crosses by

ISBN: 0552546321 Callum and Sephy have grown up together, best friends, and now in their teens maybe their friendship is developing into something more. But there...

Hotel Rwanda dir. by

This is a film with impact.

The opening voice-over is a speech on the radio, an anti-tutsi speech, broadcast on Hutu Power radio, over a black screen so as to really let us hear the words. It describes the flaws, reveals the prejudices in Rwanda, tells the viewer of the cockroach infestation the Hutu people will have to wipe out. This is then contrasted by the opening scenes; In Kigali airport we see Paul (Cheadle) collecting fresh lobsters to serve in the hotel where he works as house manager. It shows a bustling, growing, on the up city. But on the way back to the hotel we are introduced to the undercurrent of tension that is played out so well throughout this film.

The Outsiders by

ISBN: 0006722253 I decided to reread this after hearing that the film has been recut and rereleased. The Outsiders is one of those classic YA books....