Literary Vantage Points: Kevin Reeves Book Launch and Interview

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In our fifth installment of Literary Vantage Points, the HBW staff has covered the book launch of Kevin Reeves. Reeves is the author of s.m.i.l.e., his debut novel—a love story painted against a Chicago cityscape. In this brief interview, Reeves discusses the specific authors that have influenced him as a writer and literary scholar.  He also discusses what he hopes his novel will contribute to […]

Literary Vantage Points: Multiple Perspectives of Richard Wright

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In our fourth installment of Literary Vantage Points, we have collected brief interviews from a number of professors to get their perspectives about various authors. In this particular feature, we asked three literary scholars—Professors Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Bob Butler, and Aldon Lynn Nielsen—to describe their initial impressions of author Richard Wright and discuss the legacy of hiis work. The goal of these interviews is […]

Literary Vantage Points: Multiple Perspectives of Zora Neale Hurston

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  In our third installment of Literary Vantage Points, we have collected brief interviews from a number of professors to get their perspectives about various authors. In this particular feature, we asked three literary scholars—Professors Sandra Govan, Opal Moore, and Aldon Lynn Nielsen—to describe their initial impressions of author Zora Neale Hurston and discuss the legacy of her work. The goal of these interviews is […]

Literary Vantage Points: Multiple Perspectives of James Baldwin

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In our second installment of Literary Vantage Points, we have collected brief interviews from a number of professors to get their perspectives about various authors. In this particular feature, we asked three literary scholars—Professors Sandra Govan, Jerry Ward, and Bob Butler—to describe their initial impressions of author James Baldwin and discuss the legacy of her work. The goal of these interviews is to reveal the […]

Literary Vantage Points: Multiple Perspectives of Toni Morrison

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Literary Vantage Points is the HBW’s newest initiative geared towards engaging our audience members in conversations about African American literature. We are looking to make short video segments a regular feature on our blog in order to utilize the most effective digital mediums and spark dialogue among people interested in black artist production. We have collected brief interviews from a number of professors to get […]