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Review of The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker

The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker, 208pp. The New Press, 2012, $13.56 paperback Alice Walker’s The Chicken Chronicles’ full title is The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels who have returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, … Continue reading

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Review of Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness Like Water

Happiness Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta, 196 pp., Mariner Books 2013, $9.96 paperback I actually finished reading Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness Like Water several weeks ago, but sat on the review, trying to gain some distance from the work. Let me begin … Continue reading

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Review of God Help the Child: A Novel

God Help the Child: A Novel by Toni Morrison, 192 pp. Alfred A. Knopf 2015. $16.58 hardcover   The ostensible protagonist of writer and critic Toni Morrison’s latest novel, God Help the Child, is Bride, a young woman who is described … Continue reading

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“Swing Both Ways, Do You?”: Octavia Butler’s Shori as Liminal Transgressor

*This little essay has seen numerous iterations over the past five years. While the final product is by no means perfect, my hope is that it honors some of the amazing and brave work that Octavia Butler undertook during her lifetime to … Continue reading

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CFP: Obsidian: Call and Response Experiments in Joy

Obsidian Special Issue CFP Call & Response Obsidian Call & Response: Experiments in Joy  Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora supports—through publication and scholarly and critical inquiry—the poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art works of Africans everywhere.  For … Continue reading

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Ageless Woman

How young do you think she is? Meet this amazing 70 + year old woman who has been a raw vegan for over 25 years!! Ageless Woman One of my students sent me a link to a news program on … Continue reading

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CFP: The Intellectual History of Black Women

Call for Papers on the Intellectual History of Black Women The Black Women’s Intellectual and Cultural History Collective (BWICH) is seeking paper submissions for a broad-ranging conference on black women’s contributions to black thought, political mobilization, creative work and gender … Continue reading

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