Friday, March 27, 2015

ICYMI: The Last 2 Weeks in Black Writing (3/13 - 3/26)

- Stefanie Torres and Jennifer Colatosti recapped Kenton Rambsy's Hall Center talk, "'Characteristics of Negro Expression': Digital Humanities and African American Short Stories."

- Early in March at KU, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey read poetry exploring the intersections of race, gender, science, and family.

- Buzzfeed staff member Tracy Clayton compiled some of Black Twitter's best responses to Starbucks' Race Together Initiative with #NewStarbucksDrinks.

- Book Riot recommended nonfiction reads for people who loved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.

- Caryl Phillips (the subject of Jerry Ward's post on Cambridge) talked to NPR about his new novel, The Lost Child, an updated take on Wuthering Heights.

- Toni Morrison urged artists to create even under difficult and painful social conditions in an article for The Nation's 150th anniversary issue.

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