Kendra Allen shares a reading list to celebrate THE COLLECTION PLATE.
Tags: Abandon Me, Airea D. Matthews, Alice Walker, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, Black Ice, CM Burroughs, Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jenny Boully, Kendra Allen, L. Lamar Wilson, Melissa Febos, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Nabila Lovelace, Sacrilegion, Simulacra, Sons of Achilles, The Collection Plate, The Vital System, What to Read When, You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down
Kendra Allen shares a reading list to celebrate her debut essay collection, WHEN YOU LEARN THE ALPHABET.
Tags: Alice Walker, bell hooks, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood, Chasing Destiny, cherrie moraga, Claudia Rankine, Don't Let Me Be Lonely, Eric Jerome Dickey, Flyy Girl, Frankenstein, Giovanni's Room, Hilton Als, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, James Baldwin, Jesmyn Ward, Kendra Allen, Kiese Laymon, Loving in the War Years, Mary Shelley, Men We Reaped, Omar Tyree, Sister Souljah, the bluest eye, The Coldest Winter Ever, The Color Purple, Toni Morrison, University of Iowa Press, What to Read When, When You Learn the Alphabet, white girls
When I was born I came out looking just like them. ...more
Tags: black bodies, black women, blackness, book excerpt, dermatologist, exclusive excerpt, Kendra Allen, michael jackson, race, Racism, Skin, skin color, University of Iowa Press, When You Learn the Alphabet
I am not willing to let go of one of the only things that truly belong to my people and me. It’s a very exclusive, very tumultuous kind of privilege. ...more
Tags: 12 years a slave, academia, appropriation, classroom, college, creative writing workshop, Facebook, Kendra Allen, learning, Madonna, Michael Fassbender, N word, Paula Deen, race, Racism, rap, slavery, students, tarantino, workshop, writing