Category: make your home among strangers

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Constructing Narratives in Jennine Capó Crucet’s “Make Your Home Among Strangers”

Stories connect us. We tell stories to create and share our commonalities, leading in many ways to the myths we tell ourselves as nations and communities. Along with these aspects, we tell stories to share with others information about ourselves: our likes, our dislikes, our identities. It is this latter aspect that I want to look at some today because both Lizet and her … Read More Constructing Narratives in Jennine Capó Crucet’s “Make Your Home Among Strangers”

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Plagiarism in Jennine Capó Crucet’s “Make Your Home Among Strangers”

Last year in my LES Studies class I taught Jennine Capó Crucet’s My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education which led me to read her debut novel Make Your Home Among Strangers and teach it in my Multicultural American Literature class. This novel contains a lot, and even in my lectures, I cannot cover everything within the novel. My class is … Read More Plagiarism in Jennine Capó Crucet’s “Make Your Home Among Strangers”

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Fears of Change and A More Equitable Society

Last October, Jennine Capó Crucet gave a talk at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. The university chose her novel Make Your Home Among Strangers (2015) as the campus-wide first year experience book. Crucet’s novel chronicles a Cuban American woman’s experiences at an elite college as a first-gen student and daughter of Cuban immigrants. After her talk, some students went out to a grill … Read More Fears of Change and A More Equitable Society