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Max Lobe - White Online

The Nail Polish Theory: I broke up with my boyfriend when he started wearing it

literary, queer

For a long time I thought she’d insulted me. Today I think she was trying to define me. “Pédé” must have been the only word she knew. It was the only word she had.

Book Clubs - Homepage

Have book clubs changed the nature of publishing?

book industry

The new book club has an exteriority about it. In an ever more global arena where publishers seek to keep up with a trend-led, terminally online world, reading communities are no longer intimate. With buzzwords being used to herd individuals into categories which not only reflect, but also dictate their tastes, consumerism is now more than ever a game of group identity.

Confrontations White Square

Confrontations: The Function of Black Female Rage

translation, womanism

Being a Black woman means extinguishing your anger to avoid being labelled the ‘Angry Black Woman’. Confrontations asks us to question why our anger must be ‘productive’ rather than ‘destructive’. It asks why only men are allowed anger, and what happens to the women possessed by an innate anger that refuses to be subdued.

ISSUE 1

Sign

"The Sign in the Restaurant Window"

by Debra Stone

Growing up I never doubted how the world worked. We were three among the hordes of chocolate-colored children in 1960s northside Minneapolis.

Flower

"anti-capitalist poem"

by Yasmeen Tajiddin

 

Deesha 2

"The Only Black People in Memoirs Written By White People“

by Deesha Philyaw

Welcome, everyone, to The Only Black People in Memoirs Written by White People Reunion! I’m Jerica Bryant, your reunion founder and co-chair.

THE TEA

Leila Mottley - White Outline

“I define justice as something we give ourselves”: A conversation with Leila Mottley

coming-of-age, literary

Nightcrawling was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2022, making this 20-year-old the youngest author ever to have been nominated.

Dapo 2

“She wrote exactly how it was to live, love, and be in endz”: A conversation with Lemara Lindsay-Prince

coming-of-age, womanism

“For so many of us Black Brits, the anonymous writer of Keisha The Sket—Jade LB—is as fundamental to the canon as Shakespeare or Dickens.”

Abi Dare - Homepage

A rapid fire Q&A with Abi

womanism, coming-of-age

In her latest conversation with her favourite author, literary influencer Hena J. Bryan (some know her as Bookish Babe) asks the questions we’ve all been wanting answered.