Libraries are a mirror of the communities that they serve. For many libraries, the looking glass reflects America's tendency to attract new citizens - and those aspiring to citizenship - seeking to turn long-frustrated dreams into reality.
Libraries are necessary to support these dreams, since they are the public institutions...
The Story of My Teeth, on every level, is obsessed with artifice and the slipperiness of identity. Now translated by Christina MacSweeney, in collaboration with Luiselli, the book mimics her own play with authorial identity. In the book, Gustavo Sánchez Sánchez, also known as Highway, claims to be writing a “dental autobiography,” though the question of whose words we’re actually reading later becomes complicated.
by no less than Chinua Achebe, to be a colonialist, ultimately racist piece of writing about Africa and indigenous peoples who are little understood