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Black American Authors Change the Narrative at The World’s Largest International Book Fair

By NNPA INDIANA—Viewed as a cultural and literary hub of the region, the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) is known as the “gateway to audiences...

What is Afrofuturism? An English Professor Explains

By Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University The new sci-fi musical “Neptune Frost,” set in a Rwandan village constructed with computer parts, tells the story...
book author Amanda Gorman

2021 in Books: `Everything feels magnified’

Books and authors mattered in 2021, sometimes more than the industry wanted. By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer A 22-year-old poet became a literary star. The...

After the rediscovery of a 19th-century novel, our view of black female writers is...

By Gretchen Gerzina, University of Massachusetts Amherst In 2012, I was in the United Kingdom working on a follow-up project for my books “Black London”...

Racial Diversity In Children’s Books Grows, But Slowly

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) _ In the world of children's books, villagers can protect their water from a black snake, dark skin is...