“I felt myself being dragged by the feet across the pavement. My chest was on fire. My blouse was purple with blood. I was convinced that my arm had been shot off and was hanging inside my shirt by a few strips of flesh. I could not feel it.”
The most intense part of Coming of Age in Mississippi is the anticipation.
Both versions of Hidden Figures have value, but the audience for each is not the same.
“…I yell loud enough for the neighbors three houses down to hear A racist lives here! A racist lives here!”
“Daddy was also into something called Mentalphysics. He had his books and encyclopedias in a special place in the living room and couldn’t nobody touch em!”
“Are you non-compliant? Do you fit in your box? Are you too fat too thin too loud too shy too religious too secular too prudish too sexual… Read more “Bitch Planet”
Of Marriageable Age is a saga (546 pages) by Guyanese author Sharon Maas. The book was originally published by Harper Collins in 2000, but Maas has re-released… Read more “Of Marriageable Age”
Welcome to July, which is Women’s History Month in the U.S.! There are lots of interesting books that celebrate these events! July 2, 1979 – The Susan B.… Read more “July is Women’s History Month!”
Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial, 2014) by Roxane Gay is a collection of essays, many of which have appeared online at places like The Rumpus, Jezebel, and Buzzfeed. The book is broken… Read more “Bad Feminist”
Many thanks to Nina for answering my questions. You can find more information about all of her books on her website. She maintains a blog and can… Read more “Meet the Writer: Nina Bingham”