Laila By Lala Laa

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African American women in New York City in the 1950’s were suppressed but not for long. In this novel there is a women named Laila and she goes through a lot of hardship but she pushes though it and persevere. This novel starts off with Laila an African American woman in the 1950’s in New York City. She is an elevator inspector who is one of the best in New York. She goes to an 11 story building and does her job. But the elevator has a free fall the whole eleven stories. She thinks that something is a little fishy about the whole thing. She then investor gate the place and find out a lot of things. Plot Lila Mae is a woman who is marginalized by her race and sex. She speaks with the elevator. She will crawl into them to make sure they are …show more content…
This novel talks about how a woman was not seen. And she went through a lot to be heard. Laila under go’s a lot id things in this novel. She was seen as a colored women, she was seen as the help but she much more than. Laila is also like the poet and writer Maya Angelou. She is a great poet both Laila and Maya are both hard working women that worked for the name they have. They wouldn’t let anything or anyone get in the way of that. This novel connected to the invisible man because like the book invisible man Laila was not seen as I have stated before. She works hard to change that. After she had found out the big secret that the building was hiding she went to make it be known. When want again she was seen as the help and nothing more. I was hard for a woman of color to be heard back then. Even now it is still hard for women to be heard. Even more so for African American women she work harder because if we don’t who well. In the course of her search. she discovers the central idea of the founder of Intuitionism that of the black box was the perfect elevator. This will deliver the people to the city of the future. I feel that after it all she felt that her intuition was and all way well is right. African American women in New York City in the 1950’s were suppressed but not for

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