Musa Okwonga discusses IN THE END, IT WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE and ONE OF THEM.
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The moment presented itself at dusk the following day. ...more
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Maggie Downs discusses her debut memoir, BRAVER THAN YOU THINK.
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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!
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Garrard Conley, author of the new memoir
Boy Erased, discusses growing up in the deep South, mothers, writing for change, and political delusions. ...more
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The Rumpus talks with Susan Minot about MFA programs, Joseph Kony, and throwing out big chunks of text.
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Writer, editor, and photographer Douglas Cruickshank talks about retiring to Uganda, his new book
Somehow: Living on Uganda Time, and the perils of writing about Africa as a Westerner. ...more
Supporters of African LGBT rights were so relieved about Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni’s veto of an anti-gay bill that they were nearly blindsided when Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan’s signed a similar bill into law. The law prompted Binyavanga Wainaina, a prominent Kenyan author who also spends a lot of time in Lagos, Nigeria’s capital, to […]