International Women’s Day: 10 Women to Read

Here is a list of diverse women writers around the globe, many of foreign descent but living and writing in the United States. Whether writing explicitly about women’s oppression and political unrest in literary fiction or veiling such concerns within the conventions of popular genres, these voices from the mainstream margins are central figures within their own cultures and among women writers everywhere. … More International Women’s Day: 10 Women to Read

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? … More We Had Some Phenomenal Fiction in 2014.

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

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

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

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 can read on the page and then see onscreen: 1. The Diary of Anne Frank … More Stories of Dynamic Women In Print and On Screen (Part One)

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

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. … More 10 Black Women’s Book-to-Film Adaptations*

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) A Sport of Nature (1987) My Son’s Story (1990) None to Accompany Me (1994) The House Gun (1998) The … More Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist of South Africa, Passes Away at 90