This semester, we read five stories -- "The Finkelstein 5," "The Era," "Zimmer Land," "Friday Black," "In Retail" -- by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah from his collection Friday Black.
The stories gave us a wide range of situations and circumstances to consider. A scenario where black folks seek brutal vengeance. A future society where humans removed emotions. An amusement park where people role play racist, deadly acts. And more.
We're interested in getting a sense of the benefits and challenges from reading stories or participating in a program like this.
1. What did you view as one main benefit of reading the stories -- the subject matter, the kinds of stories, the opportunity to read comments about stories from peers, something else?
2. What did you find most challenging about reading the stories -- the subject matter, understanding what was happening in the stories, the length of the stories, finding the time to read with your busy schedule, something else?