Literature

BitchReads: The Best Memoirs of 2017

Being able to peek into the lives of other people who are far different than us deepens our understanding of this complex life. Read more »

BitchReads: 5 Books You Must Read In December

If you love the books, pass on the gift of literature to a fellow bibliophile. Read more »

No More White Girl Tales: “Mean” Reimagines Memoirs for Women of Color

Myriam Gurba’s criticism of white America’s racial myopia couldn’t be better timed. Read more »

We’re Still Here: Debbie Reese On Native People Telling Their Own Stories

Knowing one’s community also means intimate knowledge of issues that impact us. Read more »

BitchReads: 7 Books You Must Read in November

Pair these books with cider.  Read more »

OG Vampires: “Dracula” Is All About Sex

Lusty bloodsuckers are running amok.  Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books You Must Read in October

YA, a short story collection, and even a novel about hurricanes is on this list. Read more »

Degrees of Wokeness: Race and Otherness in Jane Eyre

There’s an implicit assumption among book lovers that the love of a story is pure and unsullied, that it stands apart from the material mandates of history. Read more »

Writing Between Resistance and Celebration: Two Black South African Poets On Writing, Urgency, And Changing Minds

It’s an interesting time to be a young poet in South Africa right now. Read more »

And the Cultural Appropriation Prize Goes to...White Writers

When a white editor proposed an “appropriation prize,” other white editors launched a real and very public campaign to fund it. Read more »

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