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Terry McMillan’s Latest Is a Reminder It’s Not Too Late to Start Over

Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. Her characters are complex, witty, relatable, and steeped in reality. For nearly thirty years, McMillan has created some of the most memorable Black women characters in bestsellers like Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Disappearing Acts, and A Day

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Author Zadie Smith: What’s Her Best Work?

Zadie Smith, the U.K.-born best-selling author, has a new novel entitled Swing Time due out this fall and anticipation is already building.  She offered up a teaser of the new novel set in London and West Africa a few months ago during a reading at John Hopkins University. The book is “a story about friendship

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Afropolitan Author Talks Fractured Family Ties in ‘Ghana Must Go’

It takes a gifted writer to illustrate the intangible. In her new debut novel Ghana Must Go, writer Taiye Selasi does just that, painting a stark landscape littered with deft strokes of brokenness, trauma, and isolation. The story centers on the Sais, an academically and professionally impressive Ghanaian-Nigerian family whose past and present familial ties

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[REVIEW] Toni Morrison’s Stunning ‘Home’

Toni Morrison is a national treasure. At 81 years young, this empress of literature has seen her Pulitzer-winning work adapted by Hollywood (1987’s Beloved), scored a Nobel Prize and has long been required reading at universities around the world—to say nothing of Oprah’s Book Club. Morrison’s poetic prose elevated her nine novels to rare space in American