Issue 20

Issue #20
10/2007

Embracing Traditions: An interview with Tayari Jones
Deemed one of the best writers of our generation, Tayari Jones discusses writing, the South, and her novels The Untelling and Leaving Atlanta.
by Nicole Sealey

Bits of Wisdom: A Conversation with J. California Cooper
Beloved by readers throughout the world, J. California Cooper tells us how she feels about creativity, accolades, and the acceptance of her work.
by Kimberly Collins

A Writer’s Life: William Demby
At the tender age of 84, William Demby is finally receiving praise as an important voice in African-American writing.
by Steve Kemme
Poems
Frisson: Remembering Jamaica
by Kamilah Aisha Moon

Excerpt
The Untelling by Tayari Jones

Last Words
Ruby Carter Winfrey Hamer 1917-2002
by Jarvis DeBerry

Reviews
Earth’s Water by Nicole Blades
Reviewed by Regina Zamor

Erzulie’s Skirt by Ana-Maurine Lara
Reviewed by Tara Betts

The Girl with the Golden Shoes by Colin Channer
Reviewed by Maranda Moses

She’s Gone by Kwame Dawes
Reviewed by Mireille A. L. Djenno

The Story of the Cannibal Woman by Maryse Conde
Reviewed by Mireille A. L. Djenno

The Sweet Scent of Death by Guillermo Arriaga
Reviewed by Ozioma Egwuonwu

That Mean Old Yesterday by Stacey Patton
Reviewed by Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs

 

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