books

Are Anorexia Memoirs Irresponsibly Training Women In How To Develop An Eating Disorder?

by
I'm not down with framing this as a problem -- because if it's a problem, it needs a solution, and what is the solution if not tell other writers of memoirs about eating disorders to be less forthcoming with their stories?

Alice Walker to Publish Writings from Her Private Journals

by
If you couldn’t get enough of “The Color Purple”, guess what? There’s more Alice Walker coming. In fact the Pulitzer-Prize winning author has been keeping a diary amidst the many poems, stories, and essays she’s penned. A diary, which follows her rise from Georgia poverty...

New Anthology Resets the Discourse on Black Fatherhood

by
What is it like for a young black female to grow up with a father in America? For many, the stereotype holds true they have no man to lean on in that regard. However an upcoming anthology titled “Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in...

We Love: ‘The Summer We Got Free’ by Mia McKenzie

by
The Philadelphian author creates depth in a new black narrative, a level of complexity that is often lacking from most black titles. Her fiction novel follows the Delaneys, an isolated family that struggles to deal with their psychological issues after a tragic event occurs. The...

Hannah Bond, A Former Slave, Revealed As First Black Female Novelist

by
A decade ago, Dr. Henry Louis Gates published The Bondswoman’s Narrative, a novel from the 1850s by a writer named Hannah Crafts. The manuscript, which Gates bought at an auction, was allegedly written by a former slave and became known as the first novel authored...

Tamar Braxton Announces New Relationship Book

by
In a joint effort with her husband, Vince Herbert, Tamar Braxton is releasing a new book titled after her upcoming album, Love and War. The relationship book will center around the couple's love life, which has unfolded on television for the last three years.