Reading suggestions from author Celeste Ng for these f**ked-up times: worlds more—or, okay, just differently—f**ked up than ours.
Tags: American War, California, celeste ng, Colson Whitehead, Dietland, dystopian, Edan Lepucki, EMily St John Mandel, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Omar el Akkad, Parable of the Sower, reading list, reading recommendations, Sarai Walker, Station Eleven, The Handmaid's Tale, The Underground Railroad, We Love You Charlie Freeman, What to Read When
Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her new novel, LIBERTIE.
Tags: African Diaspora, Algonquin, Algonquin Books, beloved, black history, black mothers, black women, Brandon Byrd, Brooklyn, Carrie Howland, Edith Wharton, Ellen Holly, genre, grace paley, Haiti, hilary mantel, historical fiction, homeopathy, Jacmel, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Libertie, Liz Button, Lynn Nottage, Malick W. Ghachem, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, Music, One Life, oral history, Port-au-Prince, Reconstruction, research, slavery, Susan Smith McKinney Steward, the age of innocence, Toni Morrison, We Love You Charlie Freeman, Weeksville Heritage Center
Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history, past and present.
Tags: Airea D. Matthews, An American Marriage, Another Brooklyn, Aracelis Girmay, Ayana Mathis, ayiti, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, bell hooks, Big Machine, Black History Month, Black Peculiar, Blessing the Boats, Bone Black, Britt Bennett, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Citizen, Claudia Rankine, danielle evans, Electric Arches, erasure, Eve Ewing, Forest Primeval, Hanif Abdurraqib, Here Comes the Sun, Ijeoma Oluo, Incendiary Art, Incognegro, jacqueline woodson, James Baldwin, Jesmyn Ward, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Khadijah Queen, Lucille Clifton, marlon james, Mat Johnson, Men We Reaped, Morgan Jerkins, Morgan Parker, Native Son, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Nicole Sealey, Ordinary Beast, Patricia Smith, Percival Everett, Phillis Wheatley, richard wright, Robin Coste Lewis, ross gay, Roxane Gay, Simulacra, So You Want to Talk About Race, Starshine & Clay, Tayari Jones, The Black Maria, The Book of Night Women, The Fire Next Time, The Mothers, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, This Will Be My Undoing, Victor LaValle, Vievee Francis, Voyage of the Sable Venus, We Love You Charlie Freeman, What to Read When
Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.
Tags: A Sense of the World, Abandon Me, Alana Massey, All the Lives I Want, Anne Carson, Arundhati Roy, Autobiography of Red, Blood Sparrows and Sparrows, Bluets, book recommendations, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, carmen maria machado, celeste ng, Chanukah, Chrissy Teigen, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, christmas, cravings, Danez Smith, Dear Friend from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Deb Perelman, Don't Call Us Dead, Electric Arches, elena ferrante, Eugenia Leigh, Eve Ewing, Florence in Ecstasy, Good Bones, Hala Alyan, Hanukkah, Harmless Like You, Her Body and Other Parties, Him Me Muhammed Ali, holiday gifts, holidays, hunger, Jason Roberts, Jenny Zhang, Jesmyn Ward, Jessie Chaffee, Jung Yun, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kate Harding, Kaveh Akbar, Lisa Ko, Little Fires Everywhere, madness, Maggie Nelson, Maggie Smith, Megan Stielstra, Melissa Febos, Mike Scalise, Min Jin Lee, Morgan Parker, My Brilliant Friend, Nasty Women, Nature Poem, Neapolitan Novels, One Day We'll ALl Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Pachinko, Patricia Lockwood, Priestdaddy, Randa Jarrar, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Roxane Gay, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Salt Houses, Sam Sax, Samantha Irby, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Samin Nosrat, Scaachi Koul, Shelter, Sing Unburied Sing, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, Sour Heart, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, The Brand New Catastrophe, The Leavers, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, Tommy Pico, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, We Love You Charlie Freeman, We Were Eight Years in Power, What to Read When, What We Lose, yiyun li, Zinzi Clemmons
Belle Boggs discusses
The Art of Waiting about navigating through the difficulties of conception and fertility treatment. ...more
Tags: Adrienne Rich, andrew solomon, animals, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Annie Dillard, babies, Belle Boggs, children, Clare Beams, conception, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Ecotone, essays, Eula Biss, family, Far From the Tree, fertility, fertility treatment, garth greenwell, graywolf, Half Wild, Hannah Fries, Here Comes the Sun, in vitro fertilization, infertility, interview, ivf, Janisse Ray, Joan Didion, Kate Hopper, Katie Dublinski, Leslie Jamison, Little Labors, Macbeth, Maggie Nelson, Mattaponi Queen, motherhood, Natalia Ginzburg, nature, Nicole Dennis-Benn, nonfiction, Orion Magazine., parenting, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, pregnancy, Rebecca Solnit, rivka galchen, Robin MacArthur, Sula, The Art of Arrival, The Art of Waiting, The Noonday Demon, The Red Parts, the rumpus, We Love You Charlie Freeman, We Show What We Have Learned, What Belongs to You, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Yvonne Conza
Maddie Crum reviews Kaitlyn Greenidge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman, looking at the theme of racism prevalent in the new novel, who should read it, and more: The story’s thesis is wrapped up in when and how the Freemans choose to use sign language rather than spoken words; often, it serves the purpose of communicating what’s […]
Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her debut novel,
We Love You, Charlie Freeman, siblinghood and sisterhood, and finding a group to call “my people” in the larger literary world. ...more
Tags: Black Heritage Trail, Boston, Bri Kennedy, Carmiel Banasky, chimpanzee, colette, Danielle Steele, Double-Consciousness and the Veil, DuBois, Garcia Marquez, hunter college, Iowa Writers' Workshop, John Waters, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kiese Laymon, Lisa Crystal Carver, liz moore, Massachusetts, MFA, misandrist, misandry, Please Kill Me: An Oral History of Punk, Racism, Rikers, Rollerderby, Rushdie, Scott Chesire, Social Media, Sunil Yapa, The Ape and the Child, There Will Be Blood, Toni Morrison, tonya harding, Victor LaValle, W.E.B. DuBois, We Love You Charlie Freeman, Weeksville Heritage Center, writers of color