Trisha R. Thomas discusses her new novel, WHAT PASSES AS LOVE.
Tags: Black hair, Brit Bennett, Civil War, colorism, Donna Hemans, family, historical fiction, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, identity, Nappily Ever After, Nappily Faithful, Nappily in Bloom, passing, plantations, research, Roadrunner, romance, slavery, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, The Vanishing Half, Trisha R. Thomas, Un-Nappily in Love, Virginia, What Passes as Love, Would I Lie to You
Georgina Lawton discusses her debut memoir, RACELESS.
Tags: adoption, ancestry, black women, blackness, bodies, body insecurity, Brit Bennett, childhood, childhood trauma, colonialism, community, daughers, Diaspora, dna, Donna Hemans, family, family history, family secret, fathers, fathers and daughters, Georgina Lawton, identity, Ireland, Irish, Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe, memoir, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nella Larsen, passing, Raceless, racial identity, racial inequality, Racism, The Vanishing Half, therapist, therapy, transracial, transracial adoption, trauma, We Wear the Mask, whiteness, women's bodies
Nadia Owusu discusses her debut memoir, AFTERSHOCKS.
Tags: abandonment, absent mothers, African Diaspora, Aftershocks, anxiety, Armenia, Armenian, Ashanti, childhood, colonization, Dar es Salaam, debut memoir, depression, Diaspora, Donna Hemans, earthquakes, family, family trauma, fathers, fathers and daughters, first book, genocide, Ghana, grief, identity, memoir, mental illness, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nadia Owusu, Racism, storytelling, trauma, Twi
Sulaiman Addonia discusses his new novel, SILENCE IS MY MOTHER TONGUE.
Tags: autofiction, cinema, Donna Hemans, Federico Fellini, Film, films, gender roles, graywolf press, identity, imagination, incest, Kassala, Pedro Almodovar, refugee camp, refugees, Saudi Arabia, siblings, Silence Is My Mother Tongue, Sudan, Sulaiman Addonia, Wong Kar Wai
Alicia Elliott discusses her essay collection, A MIND SPREAD OUT ON THE GROUND.
Tags: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, Alicia Elliott, antiracism, Ayelet Tsabari, childhood trauma, colonialism, community, cultural appropriation, depression, Donna Hemans, essay collection, Helen Knott, historical trauma, identity, Indigenous, intergenerational trauma, Islands of Decolonial Love, Kanien'kéha, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, melville house, memoir, mental illness, mixed race, mohawk, Mohawk Institute, Native American, poverty, Racism, residential schools, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, systemic inequality, systemic racism, systemic violence, trauma, whiteness
Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book, WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS.
Tags: African Diaspora, African-American history, Amber Oliver, american south, ancestors, ancestry, Arica Coleman, Barracoon, black history, collective trauma, community, Creole, Deep South, Diaspora, displacement, Donna Hemans, erasure, family history, family tree, Get Out, Great Migration, heritage, historical trauma, identity, immigrants, immigration, intergenerational trauma, jacqueline woodson, Kevin Young, Langston Hughes, Louisiana, Lowcountry, migration, Morgan Jerkins, Native American, New Jersey, privilege, research, Saidiya Hartman, slavery, South, This Will Be My Undoing, Tiya Miles, trauma, Wandering in Strange Lands, Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments, zora neale hurston
Abi Daré discusses her debut novel, THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE.
Tags: Abi Daré, Abuse, Africa, Bath Novel Award, child marriage, class inequality, classism, debut novel, domestic abuse, domestic worker, Donna Hemans, education, gender inequality, Lagos, marriage, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nigeria, poverty, rejection, The Girl with the Louding Voice, violence against women, wealth disparity
“I wanted the thing to feel as ordinary as bread.”
Tags: A Permanent Freedom, A Tall History of Sugar, Akashic Books, caribbean, colonialism, Curdella Forbes, Donna Hemans, fairy tale, Flying with Icarus, ghosts, historical fiction, history, identity, Jamaica, Jamaican, postcolonialism, race, slavery, Songs of Silence, sugar, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tumela Gut