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Editorial: Issues of Our Time on The Help

Nkiru Nzegwu


"Issues of Our Time" is an exciting new section of JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies that is devoted to a prompt and timely analysis of pressing issues of national or international concern by scholars, activists, and intellectuals.

The inaugural "Issues of Our Time" contains critical reactions and perspectives on the film, The Help, which is based on the best-selling book by Kathryn Stockett. The book was adapted into film by her friend, Tate Taylor, who also directed and wrote the screenplay. The film stars Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and others.

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Issues of Our Time, JENdA, The Help, Kathryn Stockett, domestic workers, Black women, Tate Taylor, Dreamworks, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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