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Lee and Njeri, Part 2

July 14, 1991

Letter writer Muriel E. Brewer concedes that Lee's work is drawn from experience, but she nonetheless negates the validity of that experience by dismissing it as limited and describes his work as parochial.

One way of dealing with the disconcerting intrusion of a socially charged theme into the dominant consciousness is to dismiss the work and its creator as immature. But how often are contemporary white artists required to broaden their perspective in their choice of subject matter or in their point of view?

The fact that so much furor has been raised by a single, medium-budget film on a problem that is real to most people in America suggests that Lee has only touched the tip of the iceberg.

RUBY BELL-GAM

Los Angeles

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