Living Away from Blessings: School Failure as Lived Experience


reviewed by Kathleen M. Collins - March 24, 2009

coverTitle: Living Away from Blessings: School Failure as Lived Experience
Author(s): Carina Henriksson
Publisher: Althouse Press, Ontario
ISBN: 9780920354674, Pages: 164, Year: 2008
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Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, flutter round it. They approach me in a half-hesitant sort of way, eye me curiously or compassionately, and then, instead of saying directly, How does it feel to be a problem? they say, I know an excellent colored man in my town; or, I fought at Mechanicsville; or, Do not these Southern outrages make your blood boil? At these I smile, or am interested, or reduce the boiling to a simmer, as the occasion may require. To the real question, How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word. Strivings of the Negro People by W. E. Burghardt DuBois Atlantic Monthly 80 (1897): 194-198. In Living Away from Blessings: School Failure as Lived Experience Carina Henriksson sets out on the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 24, 2009
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