Consider the idea that Janie is on trial for loving herself. Consider, too, the journalists poignant insistence on love as he becomes a Child of the Sea in Danticats short story. As you write, contrast the rituals that affirm Jay and Aveys marriage with Jeromes new preoccupations after the Tuesday Night Fight. What role does love play in Aveys recovery of her authentic, African self? What are these Black women writers saying about Black female emotion and the power of overwhelming social forces? Is Black love revolutionary?