Have You Heard? Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Nervous Conditions

Set in Rhodesia in the 1960’s, Tsitsi Dangarembga’s NERVOUS CONDITIONS (1988) is a classic novel enduring unto today for its memorable protagonist and strong statements about gender inequities of women, stolen educational access and resource gaps in a politically-charged nation. Continue reading

Great African-American Books of 2014

Saint Monkey

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Compiling this list of 2014 books by or about Black Americans which I read cover-to-cover, or keep on my “To Read” mantle, is how I have officially begun my holidays; there is just something about putting hands deep into books (with covers and pages) that makes everything all right. Continue reading

We Had Some Phenomenal Fiction in 2014.

It feels wondrous to see a Black American woman at the helm of both literary and mainstream fiction in America (Roxane Gay), and we are all happy for Jacqueline Woodsons’ National Book Award win. However, I wondered where were big, majestic books by my Black American sisters at front of the bookstore and many more smaller books Black American women really had to talk about? Continue reading

Stories of Dynamic Women In Print and On Screen (Part Two)

Orange is the New Black

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Chances are, Hollywood producers will find a way to turn young Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s triumphant story I Am Malala into a movie sooner than we all learn to pronounce her last name. In the meantime, here are five more women’s true-to-life tales you can read on the page and then watch onscreen… Continue reading

Stories of Dynamic Women In Print and On Screen (Part One)

Diary of Anne Frank

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Chances are, Hollywood producers will find a way to turn young Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s triumphant story I Am Malala into a movie sooner than we all learn to pronounce her last name. In the meantime, here are five women’s true-to-life tales you … Continue reading

10 Black Women’s Book-to-Film Adaptations*

PUSH

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Maya Angelou, Alice Walker and Gloria Naylor were early trailblazers for cinematic adaptations of Negress stories. Adaptations of their autobiography, novel and stories catapulted their work and names to national prominence their Harlem Renaissance and Black Power Movement predecessors were unable to enjoy in their lifetimes. Continue reading

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist of South Africa, Passes Away at 90

    Full Body of Work: From Wikipedia  Novels The Lying Days (1953) A World of Strangers (1958) Occasion for Loving (1963) The Late Bourgeois World (1966) A Guest of Honour (1970) The Conservationist (1974) – joint winner of the Booker prize in 1974 Burger’s Daughter (1979) July’s People (1981) … Continue reading

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

I am so excited for this…

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video.


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