Thoughts about HangTime

Like most other people in the class, I predicted that the lure of the ‘gang’ life was going to be too strong for Kwame, and that he would eventually give in, at some consequence. The story scene was a metaphor for what was about to happen in the following ways: Continue reading


Mama Africa

The introduction to Mama Africa shows Queen Latifah, surrounded by (presumably) African artifacts in an art gallery, expounding on the influence of the idea of a strong, caring Mother Africa and its strong, maternal women. The Queen presents herself as a personification of this idea, something she has done throughout her musical career. In this representation, Africa is anthropomorphized and feminized as Continue reading