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Black Body: Rereading James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village” – The New Yorker

by Teju Cole

Then the bus began driving into clouds, and between one cloud and the next we caught glimpses of the town below. It was suppertime and the town was a constellation of yellow points. Read more

Issue 33

Chinelo Okparanta by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
Ifeona Fulani by Celesti Colds Fechter Read more

The Books That Made Me Who I Am by Roxane Gay | BuzzFeed

Nearly every day, a friend or acquaintance tags me on Facebook, asking me to share a list of 10 books that have influenced me. Nearly every day, I read such lists from the same circle of friends and acquaintances. Read more

Literary Freedom Project | books culture education

The Literary Freedom Project is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for creating intelligent, productive, and engaged young people. Read more

16 Empowering Books for Teenage Black Girls |

Posted by Michelle Denise Jackson

I still remember what it was like to be a teenager. I was a fury of emotions, dreams, ideas. I was awkward, self-assured, and painfully uncomfortable in my skin all at the same time. Read more

Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend: Review

Saint Monkey
by Jacinda Townsend
WW Norton and Company
Reviewed by Danielle A. Jackson

In an interview with Fiction Writers’ Review, Jacinda Townsend shares that she tackled the writing of her novel in spurts, between her daughter’s naps. Read more