National Authors Day

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National Authors Day

Today’s authors celebration is specifically towards American authors. Although my favourite authors are British in origin there are a few American authors who wrote the most delightful and inspiring stories. It is important to note that the American author whose novel I have enjoyed the most is  Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my most beloved stories because of the skill in using an effective child narrator and addressing the issues of racism and discrimination. With Harper Lee’s newer novel Go Set A Watchman– published in 2015- it reveals that  To Kill A Mockingbird is actually an edited version and  I thought this editor is really skilled. However it did lead me to wonder at Harper Lee’s attitude towards racism in the South during the time period. I still have not read Go Set A Watchman. It is well to know, also that one of the other American author whose story delighted me is Louisa May Alcott. Little Women is a quaint story surrounding girls in their transition to womanhood influenced by their environment. I am still disappointed by the Theodore and Jo ending though! Another profound American author is Lorraine Hansberry.  A Raisin In the Sun  is one of the most precise, passionate and chilling account of a  black family quest to survive in a discriminatory society.

These are a  few of the American authors whose stories stayed with me for many years. Let us celebrate the authors who made our lives more enjoyable.

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