ICYMI: The Last Two Weeks in Black Writing (2/20 – 3/5)

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– KU Ph.D. student Amanda M. Sladek considers Toussaint L’Ouverture and the problematic “slave narrative” genre for the HBW Emerging Scholars series. – Jerry W. Ward, Jr. remembered his former classmate Anne Moody, author of the memoir Coming of Age in Mississippi. – HBW recapped the kick-off of the Black Literary Suite: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection. – Thabiti Lewis considered Sam Greenlee’s novel […]

ICYMI: This Week in Black Writing (2/14 – 2/20)

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– Jerry W. Ward, Jr. told us how Shakespeare lives on in FOX’s new show Empire. – We previewed the upcoming HBW event Black Literary Suite: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection, kicking off on Wednesday, February 25, from 3 – 4:30 p.m., on the fourth floor of Watson Library. – NPR Code Switch blogger and Tufts University professor of history Peniel E. Joseph put […]

ICYMI: This Week in Black Writing (2/7 -2/13)

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– HBW Staff Members gave recommendations on black-authored books to read for the National African American Read-In. – Kristin Joi Coffey gave more detail about HBW’s upcoming funded NEH Summer Seminar, Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement.  (Apply here!) – The Equal Justice Initiative released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, documenting the approximately 4000 lynchings that took place in 12 […]