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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is a diverse body of work filled with more drama than the notorious 1983 film, “Scarface”. 412 more words

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pilgrimage to the land of poets - and spring peepers, while we're at it

i’m told tales of folks who slip their finery off their boudoir shelves, who tuck silks and satins into trunks and valises. i’m told they jet off to faraway places, wiggle their toes in pure white sands. 902 more words


tender is the earth

i am submitting to the tilting of the earth. as the oozy patch of mud that is my very own fraction of acreage leans into the less-diluted rays of the great burning star that is the sun, pivot point of the universe, as adagio quickens, and feathered choristers raise their warbles by decibels upon decibels, i allow myself to be wrapped in the soft skeins of earth unfurling, earth letting loose its tight and clenched long-winter’s grip. 792 more words

The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter

      Nell Irvin Painter‘s most recent text, The History of White People, dives deeply into the concept of race. With a solid foundation in the research, Painter attempts to find out when, why, where (and by… 204 more words

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The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Even after closing this book, the words are still fresh on my skin. It’s a difficult story to swallow, one of ethnic people who were taught to despise other ethnic people because of the difference in language and shade. 124 more words

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

This is a text that is obviously about the brief “wondrous” life of Oscar Wao. I find myself often questioning the placement of the word… 186 more words

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

The timelessness of this piece of work is obvious. What more is there to say that hasn’t been said already?

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