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Issue 33

Interviews
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 | ForHarriet.com

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

Chinelo Okparanta: Interview

by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn

“Some of my strongest memories of place today are still my memories of Nigeria. In my mind I can still see the road to my primary school, Read more