Anna Hundert

Critic

USA

Anna Hundert studies Classics and Literary Arts at Brown University. Her work has appeared in Slippery Elm, The Round, Cornerstone, Crossing Genres, and elsewhere both online and in print. She writes for The College Hill Independent.

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Date: 01 Aug 2017 Category: Books
9.0 Rating
The “strong female character” often falls into two categories: the masculinized tough-girl type, or the woman who quietly bears heavy burdens. Gender identity interacts with other identities in infinite ways, and the latter of those two tropes tends to disproportionately fall upon black women in fiction. Recent innovations that undercut this trend are both necessary and exciting; Randa Jarrar’s Him, Me, Muhammad Ali and Brit Bennett’s The ...