Through her work, Adichie seeks to dismantle the pervasive “single story” of Africa, arguing that “stories have been used to dispossess and malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize.” This urgency and desire to provide a more nuanced narrative and amplify the voices of the unheard is easily apparent in Adichie’s 2006 novel, Half of a Yellow Sun.
To be sure, it was captivating television, just not good. I was riveted by the storyline, but quickly felt uncomfortable as to why I, like so many others, was having fun.
Joker is a hyper-realistic and dark journey through the lens of a mentally unstable protagonist who is left behind by a Reaganite government, drawing chilling comparisons to the modern day.
Characters and storylines in movies are beginning to reflect the realities of underrepresented communities because audiences are demanding a higher standard of the entertainment industry.
‘Beautiful Boy’ glides through time with music blaring.
Coincidence? I think not.
“Instead of scholarship, we get spectacle.”
Megan McQueen reviews the Yale Drama Coalitions latest production.