Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz isn’t just a MacArthur ‘genius grant’ and Pulitzer prize winner, he’s a wickedly smart public thinker who just gets it. From his public commentary about “decolonial love” to his appreciation for women of color writers, especially Black ones, Diaz’s embrace of race conscious feminist thought is refreshing and necessary. Every time the “This Is How You Lose Her” author gets in front of a crowd or interviewer, he offers nuggets of insight that elucidate American racism and give weight to the value women’s lived experiences. Whether he’s using Frantz Fanon to expound upon the brilliance of female writers or explaining how white supremacy functions, his legendary literary skills and bold critiques of race and the patriarchy will make you appreciate his beautiful, beautiful mind.
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