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“Born here, parents born here, always lives here – still never from here. »

“Without light ; completely dark, without hope…” There, but not there.

In Natasha Brown’s first book Assembly, her nameless black character tries to fit in a society built by assumptions based on people’s skin color and gender. She is enchained by British culture and the legacy of colonial history. Through her relationships, through her successes and failures, determinism and discrimination follow her and torment her self-esteem.

As she discovers she has cancer – literally but also metaphorically, because of society -, her poignant story faithfully represents the different feelings of incapacity despite beliefs and perseverance: a very realistic approach to life struggles which also demonstrates strength and faith.

© Adrien, Bertille, Esther, Jérémie, Julie, Manon, Romane, Agathe, Alice, Rémi, Joanna, Flavio et Sidonie

Here, Natasha Brown addresses controversial current inequalities that raise awareness and seeks a reflection on the consciousness of the world around us. Through the blank spaces and network of words, she leaves an unspoken part of this powerful story for the reader to unfold and « assemble ».

Alexis, Camille, Camille, Corentin, Elisa, Gabriel, Gabriel, Kathleen, Lucile, Ruben, Sean et Victor
mardi 25 avril 2023

© 2023 Villa-Voice       Partenaires       Mentions légales

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“Born here, parents born here, always lives here – still never from here. »

“Without light ; completely dark, without hope…” There, but not there.

In Natasha Brown’s first book Assembly, her nameless black character tries to fit in a society built by assumptions based on people’s skin color and gender. She is enchained by British culture and the legacy of colonial history. Through her relationships, through her successes and failures, determinism and discrimination follow her and torment her self-esteem.

As she discovers she has cancer – literally but also metaphorically, because of society -, her poignant story faithfully represents the different feelings of incapacity despite beliefs and perseverance: a very realistic approach to life struggles which also demonstrates strength and faith.

© Adrien, Bertille, Esther, Jérémie, Julie, Manon, Romane, Agathe, Alice, Rémi, Joanna, Flavio et Sidonie

Here, Natasha Brown addresses controversial current inequalities that raise awareness and seeks a reflection on the consciousness of the world around us. Through the blank spaces and network of words, she leaves an unspoken part of this powerful story for the reader to unfold and « assemble ».

© 2023 Villa-Voice       Partenaires       Mentions légales

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