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In reading "Shift" by Nalo Hopkinson, I came across this paragraph: In my mother and father, salt meet with sweet. Milk meet with chocolate. No one could touch her while he was alive and ruler of …
asked Aug 21 '18 by Mithrandir
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I've finished reading Nalo Hopkinson's short story "Shift", and I'm baffled by the ending. After the protagonist's encounter with his family, and his girlfriend tells him to find out who he is, the …
asked Aug 23 '18 by Mithrandir
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The word "fe" is used three times in the Nalo Hopkinson short story "Shift": When my mother who wasn’t my mother yet approach the man who wasn’t my father yet, when she ask him, “Man, you eat …
asked Aug 22 '18 by Mithrandir
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I just read the short story "Shift" by Nalo Hopkinson, which is freely available online. It's a modern, Caribbean-themed story inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest. One thing which confused me on … this pronoun switch at first, and when I did, I foolishly assumed it was an inconsistency in the writing. Turns out Nalo Hopkinson is a much better writer than that: for the paragraphs in second …
asked Aug 15 '18 by Rand al'Thor
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We recently had a questions about the usage of pronouns in Nalo Hopkinson's story "Shift". In that story, one of the characters uses the pronoun "you" to refer to himself. This is a consequence of …
asked Aug 28 '18 by Christophe Strobbe
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Ariel. Previously, I'd only been aware of a connection between The Tempest and colonialism via Nalo Hopkinson's short story "Shift", which is set in a post-colonial Caribbean but uses characters named …
asked Mar 27 by Rand al'Thor
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In Nalo Hopkinson's short story Shift, Caliban has a relationship with a "golden girl". At some point, Caliban mentions she is cooking oats. At an earlier point in the story he says There was a …
asked Aug 21 '18 by Christophe Strobbe
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I recently read Nalo Hopkinson's short story "Shift", which is freely available online. The central character is a reimagining of Shakespeare's Caliban, a Caribbean black man who finds white women to …
asked Aug 17 '18 by Rand al'Thor
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Nalo Hopkinson's story "Shift" reuses characters from Shakespeare's play The Tempest, a play that has frequently been discussed with a specific focus on colonialism/post-colonialism, race and … : he gets the fairy tale backwards and his feet are "floppy, reluctant", they "plash around", "they slip and slide and don't want to carry you upright". He has undergone a change or "shift" (hence the …
answered Aug 18 '18 by Christophe Strobbe