Category Archives: Books

Thursday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

BALDWIN’S NIGGER – James Baldwin and Dick Gregory Baldwin’s Nigger 1 of 3 Baldwin’s Nigger 2 of 3 Baldwin’s Nigger 3 of 3

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Tuesday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

Today’s James Baldwin’s feature is The Fire Next Time.” The Fire Next Time is a 1963 book by James Baldwin. It contains two essays: “My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,” and … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

Happy Monday, Everyone. This week’s featured artist is Mr. James Baldwin. We’ll look at some of his most acclaimed writings, essays, novels, and TV/radio addresses. James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful,    iconic writer with … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Hapy Thursday, Everyone! Hope you’re enjoying Toni Morrison week! Today’s featured novel…. Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–1865), it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Happy HUMP day, Everyone! Today’s novel…. SULA Plot summary[edit] The Bottom is a mostly black neighborhood in Ohio. A good white farmer promised freedom and a piece of Bottom land to his slave if he would perform some very difficult … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Today’s featured novel… The Bluest Eye Wiki:  The Bluest Eye is a 1970 novel by American author Toni Morrison. It is Morrison’s first novel and was written while she was teaching at Howard University and raising her two sons on … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Happy Monday, Everyone! This week’s featured artist is the brilliant writer Toni Morrison. We’ll revisit some of Ms. Morrison’s greatest written works. Love this interview of Toni Morrison with Charlie Rose. She SCHOOLED Rose. Biography: Born on February 18, 1931, … Continue reading

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