Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Absorbing memoirs, bold essays, compelling poems and riveting short stories. Two of my favorite libarians on the planet have compiled a booklist which highlights recent titles by and about African-Americans. In "Miscegenation," poet Natasha Trethewey contemplates the Mississippi her parents once knew and the one they left behind. In Never Drank the Kool-Aid, critic Touré examines the world of "sensitive thugs," performing artists and politicians. And in Letters to a Young Brother, actor Harper Hill offers encouraging words of advice. Inspiring!