A Better Way: A Look at Ras the Exhorter/Destroyer in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

In Ralph Ellison’s novel, Invisible Man, the narrator seeks to reconcile the dying words of his grandfather with navigating his own reality and identity. His grandfather confesses that he had “been a traitor all [his] born days, a spy in the enemy’s country” (16). This is not the reality that he wants for his descendants,Continue reading “A Better Way: A Look at Ras the Exhorter/Destroyer in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man”

We Have to Join Hands

Today, I am writing to figure out what I think, what I feel, and what I believe. My favorite author, Flannery O’Connor wrote in a 1948 letter, I have to write to discover what I am doing. Like the old lady, I don’t know so well what I think until I see what I say;Continue reading “We Have to Join Hands”