The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns is one of those books that I’d been meaning to get around to and just never did. I knew I’d love it. I knew it won all the awards when it was published. My friends raved about it. I even name dropped the title, derived from Richard Wright’s Black Boy,Continue reading “The Warmth of Other Suns”

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

In 1963, James Baldwin published The Fire Next Time, a book about race in America. More than half a century later, Jesmyn Ward soberly reflects in her introduction, “It is as if we have reentered the past and are living in a second Nadir: It seems the rate of police killings now surpasses the rate ofContinue reading “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race”