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Although the short stories in Johnson’s debut are generally formulaic and underdrawn, the title novella’s resonant themes and smooth prose are powerful enough to make My Monticello a stunner. So I played with that: Da’Naisha is studying to be a teacher, and I used a lot of the things teachers do to create community.
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Guernica is a non-profit magazine dedicated to global art and politics, published online since 2004. Chernin Entertainment to Adapt Jocelyn Nicole Johnson's Novella 'My Monticello' for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)".We also see, in “My Monticello,” glimpses of what has occurred, including the Unite the Right rally and the murder of Heather Heyer.
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What happens if we don’t address environmental and social issues, or even just infrastructure problems in general — what could happen, and what might that look like, and how can we talk about not just the future but how our present relates to what’s happened in the past?S., and the protagonist’s secret pregnancy somewhat parallels Thomas Jefferson’s quandary of biracial children. For me a short story lives or dies on its plot, which either catches me or the story simply passes me by.