Faye Rapoport DesPres

Summer…sort of

It’s the last week of July, the end of an official heatwave (three days of 90+ degree temperatures in a row), and for me the summer has just begun. I’m down to just two official jobs until I start teaching…

Dead Man’s Path

I’ve just started teaching a literature course on “The Short Story,” and short fiction is fast becoming one of my favorite reading choices. Today we read “Dead Man’s Path” by well-known Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. The story describes a young,…