A Nigerian American in Utah Strives to Be ‘A Particular Kind of Black Man’

Tope Folarin’s debut novel is all at once a search for identity, an immigrant story, and a bildungsroman. A Particular Kind of Black Man follows Tunde Akintola, a Nigerian American in a small town in Utah. Torn between the culture of his Nigerian parents, and the white Mormon culture of Utah, Tunde strives to find […] The post A Nigerian American in Utah Strives to Be ‘A Particular Kind of Black Man’ appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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How to become an ex-black man

Review of 'Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race' by Thomas Chatterton Williams Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How to become an ex-black man

Review of 'Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race' by Thomas Chatterton Williams Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How to become an ex-black man

Review of 'Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race' by Thomas Chatterton Williams Continue reading at The Washington Post

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No more Americans? What a new sponsor could mean for the Man Booker prize

Hedge fund’s departure as £1.6m backer of the UK’s leading fiction award has prompted feverish speculation about the prize’s futurePrevious Man Booker prize winners are among those keenly awaiting the announcement of the new sponsor of the prestigious literary award, after the prize’s sponsor of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Baldwin’s Beautiful, Complex Vision of Black American Childhood

When Tejan Karefa-Smart asked his uncle, James Baldwin, “When are you going to write a book about me?” he may not have expected his Uncle Jimmy to follow through so quickly. Baldwin’s only children’s book, Little Man, Little Man, which was published in 1976, chronicles a day in the life of three... Continue reading at Slate

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Publishers call on Man Booker prize to drop American authors

A letter from 30 industry figures is urging the award to reverse 2014’s inclusion of US authors, in order to avoid a ‘homogenised literary future’Tensions over the decision to allow US authors to enter the Man Booker prize have flared up yet again, with 30 publishers signing a letter urging the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man is shot and killed in Fairfax neighborhood; shooter fled in a black SUV, police say

Police are looking for a man who fled in a black SUV after fatally shooting someone late Monday afternoon in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said. About 5:45 p.m., paramedics responded to Sierra Bonita and Melrose avenues, where they found a man wounded by gunfire, said LAPD... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Paul Beatty: First American author to win Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty's book 'Sellout' tells the story of an African-American who attempts to bring back segregation and slavery. The novel had previously won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Paul Beatty is the First American to Win the Man Booker Prize

Concerning to some UK observers of the Man Booker Prize: a US author has won the prestigious literary award: Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is widely hailed. The post Paul Beatty is the First American to Win the Man Booker Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Man Booker Prize selections: Americans dominate the longlist

Marilynne Robinson, a novelist who was shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize in 2011 and 2013, is on the longlist with her novel 'Lila.' She's one of several American writers to make the cut. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Man Booker Prize: Two American writers make the cut for the shortlist

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Man Booker Shortlist Features 3 Brits, 2 Americans, 1 Aussie

Three Brits, two Americans, one Aussie make the cut for this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist, the first year non-Commonwealth authors have been eligible. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Man Booker Prize longlist is released with Americans eligible for the first time

Four American authors made the cut, including Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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American Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize

The judges of the Man International Booker Prize have done what recent Nobel Prize committees have refused to do: honor an American for "achievement in fiction on the world stage." Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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From Black Panther to Black Lightning: black superheroes are go!

African-American comic book characters are finally stepping up from sidekicksAfter five decades as sidekicks, secondary characters and niche titles, the black superhero’s time has finally come.Next month Marvel releases its eagerly awaited Black Panther movie, centred on a young African king who... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Oxford American, one of the great lit mags of the American South, gets a facelift.

If you pick up the newest edition of Oxford American, the quarterly general-interest literary magazine founded in 1992 and best known for its annual Southern music issues, you’ll notice a bold design aesthetic: the conspicuous dearth of cover lines, a prominent masthead, a thick, granular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Black Sands Entertainment Focuses on Books, Comics for Black Families

Founded by Manuel Godoy and his wife, Geiszel Godoy, this startup publisher focused on releasing comics, chapter books, and picture books aimed at black parents and their children. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené | 'Just because something is by black women and about black women, that doesn't mean that it can't be mainstream'

A new, refreshing bible for young black women aims to speak to a demographic neglected by mainstream self-help. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A New Kind of Conference for a New Kind of Author

O’Reilly Media and Publishers Weekly will hold the first Author {R}evolution Day February 12 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Below is a discussion with co-chair Kristen McLean on what attendees can expect at the day-long event. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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