Posts Tagged: African American Literature

The Rumpus Interview with Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay discusses her new collection, Difficult Women, the problem with whiteness as the default and the need for diverse representation, and life as a workaholic.

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Black Girls Rock! Founder to Release Debut Book

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Beverly Bond, creator of the annual BET award show Black Girls Rock!, is releasing a book to continue her mission of celebrating the achievements and history of black women and girls around the world. Black Girls Rock!: Celebrating the Power, Beauty and Brilliance of Black Women will “combine powerful photography with inspirational advice, original poetry, and […]

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FBI Targeted Black Authors

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Authors who worried the FBI might have been monitoring them were absolutely right, especially for Harlem Renaissance era authors. For more than half a century, the FBI kept tabs on black authors, tracking their movements and writing pages of reports critiquing their writing, reports the Guardian. Targets of the investigation included writers like Richard Wright, in part […]

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