The Women of Brewster Place Discussion Questions

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In the book, Gloria Naylor: In Search Of Sanctuary, author Virginia Fowler contends that Naylor structured Mama Day after Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Confirm or contradict this assertion with a detailed explanation supported by examples.

One critic has said that the protagonist of The Women of Brewster Place is actually the street itself. The street undergoes birth, maturation, aging, and death. Create a visual that depicts the street as the protagonist. Be prepared to explain your visual, relating the specific ways that it represents the entire story.

Research the music of Billie Holiday. Review the lyrics of several of her songs. Why do you think Etta Mae Johnson liked her music? Support your answer with details about Etta Mae's character as well as specific lyrics from three or more songs.

Kiswana (Melanie) Browne denounces her parents' middle-class lifestyle, adopts an African...

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