African American

'No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies' Edited by E. Patrick Johnson

In 2005, Mae Gwendolyn Henderson and E. Patrick Johnson edited Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology. BQS was a first of its kind text, seeking to break ground and bread between queer studies and Black studies; it was a success. With its focus on academic intersectionality, the politics of representation, queer studies pedagogy, and Black… read more

Beloved Novelist Gloria Naylor, 66, has Died

Ebony is reporting that author Gloria Naylor, writer of the critically acclaimed novels Women of Brewster Place and Mama Day, has died. Naylor died on September 28 in her home in the Virgin Islands; she was 66 years old. Naylor’s work explored the lives of contemporary African-Americans, with a dreamy and often melancholy lyricism. Her writing paid particular… read more

'Another Brooklyn' by Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn is an absorbing, lyrical, beautifully written novel, which quietly draws the reader into its story of four friends “sharing the weight of growing up girl in Brooklyn” in the 1970s
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