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Posts Tagged: Brit Bennett

Notable Online: 6/28–7/4

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

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Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn discusses her debut essay collection, A FISH GROWING LUNGS.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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Notable Online: 6/7–6/13

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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Bodies Are Not Metaphors: Talking with Brit Bennett

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Brit Bennett discusses her second novel, THE VANISHING HALF.

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What to Read When You’re Motherless and Mothering

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Chelsea Bieker shares a reading list to celebrate GODSHOT.

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What to Read When Women’s Bodies Are Under Attack

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Rumpus editors share a list of books to read as the fight for reproductive rights intensifies.

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/9–10/15

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, her reluctance to call herself a writer, and writing for the “cream jeans” crowd.

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Yancy

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Melissa Yancy discusses her debut story collection Dog Years, using her day job for inspiration, and being “an old curmudgeon at heart.”

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The Rumpus Interview with Brit Bennett

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Brit Bennett discusses her debut novel The Mothers, investigating “what-if” moments, and navigating racism in white spaces.

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All-American Girl

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Over at the Paris Review, Brit Bennett profiles the role, or lack thereof, of black dolls among Americans today: Of course, you can still buy racist dolls. Golliwogs—blackfaced rag dolls—are still sold in the United Kingdom; only in 2009 were they finally removed from a gift shop on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. Pickaninny dolls, racist […]

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