Category: Tahereh Mafi

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Reader Positioning in Tahereh Mafi’s “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”

Last post, I started looking at some of the connections between G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel and Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea. Today, I want to continue looking at Mafi’s novel, focusing on some of the way that it highlights white privilege and whiteness. These moments occur most notably when Shirin points out that Ocean never had to … Read More Reader Positioning in Tahereh Mafi’s “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”

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Whiteness in “Ms. Marvel” and Tahereh Mafi’s “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”

As you know, I typically choose a few new texts to teach each semester, mainly so I can expand my knowledge on topics that I may not be familiar with. I do it to educate myself as much as to educate my students. This semester, for my Multiethnic American Literature class, I chose to include Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea and I selected … Read More Whiteness in “Ms. Marvel” and Tahereh Mafi’s “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”