Author Archives: leyzao

About leyzao

A Nigerian girl, getting exposed to this misleading world.

Realism and Racism through Diction

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain uses a regional diction to construct race in a controversial look at the South. All of the characters in the book have distinctive ways of speaking, but there are exaggerated differences between the prescribed … Continue reading

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah, by best-selling author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most recent novels where she speaks about love, race, home, hair, immigration, and self-invention. I personally love the book because it is an insight to modern Nigerian society, especially through … Continue reading

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West African Slaves in the Colonial Times

In American history, especially around the times periods of 1492 and 1776, there are gaps that do not have enough light shed on them, such as the West African slaves and their origins. These were the slaves that came from … Continue reading

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