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Why ban To Kill a Mockingbird?

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee was banned from the Mississippi school district reading list because it made people feel uncomfortable to hear the ‘n-word’. While the ‘n-word’ was used in the book to illustrate the attitudes of racists, and the novel itself is clear in its opposition to the use of this damaging…

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The Changelings: Films That Changed Our Lives

Four writers. Four films that changed their lives… Into the Wild (2007) The final scene and credits of Sean Penn’s film Into the Wild will always stick with me. In a dark room late at night with a group of close friends, the only sound was a quiet collective sobbing. The film had an enormous impact…

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On Stage: To Kill a Mockingbird Review

This iconic tale, written in the 1960s as a direct translation of the racial tensions running through Southern America in the 1930s, is one most of us have encountered – or will – at some stage in the course of our lives. It is a tale that resonates for numerous reasons, one being for its…

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