Michael Eric Dyson is back with his newly released book today, What Truth Sounds Like. What Truth Sounds Like is Dyson’s continued discussion of race in America, carried over from his book last year called Tears We Cannot Stop A Sermon to White America. It was a book that was written specifically to speak to […]
The late great writer and poet, Henry Dumas, has been on my TBR for ages. However I didn’t have any of his books until last year when I purchased this short story collection from Coffee House Press. Note that his work isn’t easy to find these days. His writing has been deemed brilliant and influential. […]
It was approximately five months ago that my book club was speaking about race since we were discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I found myself being the unique reference since I was the only black person in the room. Scary. That brought home the idea that black people are not a monolith.Everybody else is […]
Day 27 – Favorite Line/Paragraph: As you know Another Country was one of my favorite books that I read last year. It was such a revelation to me – from the writing style to the complex characters and to all the societal themes that are still relevant today. There were so many great lines from […]
It’s the late fifties in New York and Another Country begins following the ineffaceable Rufus Scott. He’s a jazz musician whose luck seems to have run out. From there the story of Another Country unfolds in three parts to uncover artists on their journey to survive life among racial unrest, misguided friendships, vacillating sexuality, societal pressures, […]
The old saying is that you never know what someone else is going through or living until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes and frankly it’s impossible. However, John Howard Griffin turned his skin black and tried to live as a black man for six weeks while travelling through the Deep South in 1959. […]
This book really took me by surprise. The last James Baldwin book I read was Go Tell it on the Mountain and that was over 20 years ago. I just remember enjoying parts of it and other parts were a bit slow. If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Fonny and Clementine alias […]
You must be logged in to post a comment.