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bell hooks Will Never Leave Us – She Lives On Through the Truth of...

Karjean Levine/Getty Images Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Loyola University Maryland I was introduced to the work of bell hooks for the first time when I was 14...

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”...

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...

Alicia Keys Adapts ‘Girl On Fire’ Into Young Adult Novel

Associated Press For Alicia Keys, “Girl On Fire” isn’t just a million-selling single, but the title and inspiration for a young adult graphic novel scheduled...

Nobelist Wole Soyinka to honor Henry Louis Gates at PEN gala

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka will be attending this fall’s PEN America literary gala, flying in from his native Nigeria...