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How Octavia E. Butler Mined Her Boundless Curiosity to Forge a New Vision for Humanity

By Alyssa Collins, University of South Carolina In 2021, Alyssa Collins was awarded a yearlong Octavia E. Butler Fellowship from The Huntington Library, Art Museum,...
Black Com!x Day at the Worldbeat Center

Black Com!x Day Celebrates Local Writers

Fans of every age met at the Worldbeat Center at Balboa Park over the course of two days, February 19th and 20th, to celebrate...

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...