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At Brisbane airport, making my way towards the departure gate, I was drawn into the airport bookstore - as I always am.
As I looked around, scanning the bookshelves intensively, my eyes fell upon a big yellow covered book, with the beautiful Emma Stone on the cover. I stood there admiring the front cover, my memories jumping back to when I saw the trailer for the release of the movie adaptation.
The Help does not delve into the deep end of the details of racism during this time period.
Rather, it deals with basic everyday issues the Help had to deal with - such as utilising different bathrooms from that of their employers to avoid "disease spreading".
It is the official publication of the Modern Language Association's LLC African American. AAR has received three American Literary Magazine Awards for Editorial Content, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.
Between 19, the journal appeared under the title Negro American Literature Forum and until 1992 as Black American Literature Forum before obtaining its current title.
This common frustration inevitably causes these three lives to cross in a way that is dangerous yet passionate.
The book begins by allowing readers to familiarise themselves with the three narrators as well as allowing for the identification of which characters not to be too fond of - including one of the main "antagonists", Hilly.