Mary Wollenscraft is one of the most famous people you’ve never heard of. Her presence in the school curriculum is minimal; her only appearance comes as a contextual note for ‘Frankenstein’ – the popular book written by Mary Shelley, her daughter
Merging aspects of different ideologies is not uncommon in the history of the world. Political leaders have always twisted, blended, and combined many ideas to impose their own schemes on their citizens. This is often done through the revamping of Marxist thought into some new variant of socialism. Perhaps one of the most significant of these variants is eco-socialism
Baldwin’s relationship with his step father would shape his understanding of life as an African-American in the twentieth century; his biological and emotional distance offering the space to question his own identity and to observe the conditions suffered in American society as epitomised by his step father.
This article will feature in Issue 35: Fractured Nations (March 2020) Zadie Smith has said that the writer’s job is not ‘to tell us how somebody felt about something, it’s to tell us how the world works.’ Her 2000 novel White Teeth takes three cultures and three families and shows us how they experience the Continue Reading