Articles by Kaila Philo

October 4, 2017

An Ode to Reading on Public Transit 5

In the past six months, I’ve finished 15 novels. My thoughts have since kaleidoscoped; my dreams have evolved; my concentration has slowly but surely fortified over time. I use social media less and less each day.

September 14, 2017

Blackness in Bedlam: On Toni Morrison’s ‘The Origin of Others’ 0

It can be incapacitating, seeing your suffering in the mirror.

November 21, 2016

Nameless and Undefined: On Zadie Smith’s ‘Swing Time’ 0

Aimee’s presence in Swing Time serves as an allegory for the power of whiteness; it comes, it takes, it leaves, and no one can stop it.