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ICYMI: The Last Week in Black Writing and Culture (12/4-12/11)

bell hooks was interviewed by George Yancy of the New York Times. hooks spoke on issues of feminism, spirituality, her work, and love.

The holiday season is upon us! This means you’ve probably begun constructing your holiday reading list, right? If not, see what books Michael Dirda of The New York Post suggests for this holiday season.

The New York Times reviewed Robin Coste Lewis’s newest book of poetry, Voyage of the Sable Venus. Lewis won the 2015 National Book Award in poetry.

Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts talks with NPR about Reagan and his “lost generation” in his latest book of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era.

Creator of ABC’s “Black-ish” spoke with NPR about using universal storylines to approach race.

Mary Karr, author of the best selling memoir The Liars Club, spoke about why one shouldn’t trust their memory. The Washington Post also reviewed Karr’s latest book, The Art of Memoir.