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4 Haitian Novels That Beautifully Blend History, Memory and Reality

By Marlene Daut, University of Virginia Following the July 7, 2021 assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse and after one Haitian official requested that the...

How Black writers and journalists have wielded punctuation in their activism

By Eurie Dahn, The College of Saint Rose Using punctuation and capitalization as a form of protest doesn’t exactly scream radicalism. But in debates over racial...
Wole Soyinka speaks among nature

Wole Soyinka, Nigerian Nobel-winning Author, has Hope in Young

By Chinedu Asadu, Associated Press Wole Soyinka, Nigeria's Nobel-winning author, sees his country's many problems — misgoverning politicians, systemic corruption, violent extremists, and kidnapping bandits...

Author Emmanuel Acho Honors Victims of Police Brutality at the Emmys

By Cori Zaragoza, Contributing Writer New York Times best-selling author & host of ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man’ Emmanuel Acho made a statement at...

Poet Patricia Smith Wins $100,000 Lifetime Achievement Award

Associated Press Patricia Smith has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement, a $100,000 honor presented by the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. Previous winners include...