These concerns were reinforced by several of Trump’s appointments to the committee, including vice chair Kris Kobach, who has alleged rampant voter fraud in his home state of Kansas.
When I was 11, we moved to the Compton-Watts area of Los Angeles, which is probably the worst area of the city in terms of violence and poverty. I joined neighbourhood gangs and got involved in robberies, burglaries, stealing cars - you name it.
In part because of her own disillusionment with the inequalities that she faced when the Civil Rights Movement did not lead to a significant increase in equality for African-American women, Walker’s work is frequently concerned with women’s struggles and misguided loyalties.
In an interview published in the prose collection In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Walkerdescribed the central characters in In Love and Trouble: “thirteen women—mad, raging, loving, resentful, hateful, strong, ugly, weak, pitiful, and magnificent—try to live with the loyalty to black men that characterizes all of their lives.
“Roselily” has been included in several important literary anthologies, including Calling the Wind: Twentieth-Century African-American Short Stories (1993).
The story of a rural African-American woman from Mississippi who is about to escape poverty and disgrace by marrying a man she barely knows, a Muslim from the North, it received praise from critics for giving a voice to a segment of the population that has seldom been represented in fiction.
Shujaa Graham, 65 "I grew up in the 1950s on a plantation in Louisiana.