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Eduardo Galeano: Not So Elementary, My Dear Watson

Eduardo Galeano
The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even Nature: From Walking Libraries and a God Named “Word” to What Sherlock Holmes Never Said. Passages excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books).

Fly a Kite for Refaat Alareer

Amba Guerguerian Indypendent
During the attack, the more bombs Israel detonated, the more stories I told, and the more I read. Telling stories was my way of resisting. It was all I could do.

Tidbits – Jan. 4, 2024 – Reader Comments: Trump Right To Run–The 14th Amendment – Readers Debate; a Just Peace in Ukraine – Readers Respond, Author Responds; Claudine Gay Resignation Letter; Emergency Summit for Gaza -Jan 12; More…

Reader Comments: Trump Right to Run -- The 14th Amendment - Readers Debate; A Just Peace in Ukraine - Readers Respond, Author Responds; Claudine Gay resignation letter; Minn Community & Labor Escalation; Emergency Summit for Gaza -Jan 12-13


A Nation of Guns

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Monthly Review
This book, says reviewer Dunbar-Ortiz, "contains a passionate narrative" by Paul Auster, a poet and novelist, alongside "stark and somber black-and-white photographs of sites of mass shootings" by Spencer Ostrander.


The Writers Who Went Undercover To Show America Its Ugly Side

Samuel G. Freedman The Atlantic
In the 1940s, a series of books tried to use the conventions of detective fiction to expose the degree of prejudice in postwar America. Their books — along with Sinatra’s song and film; Richard Wright’s memoir, coincided with a surge of activism.

How Black Women Writers Got It Done

Marina Magloire The Nation
Claudia Tate’s 1983 collection of interviews is an important look into the trials writers like Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou faced on their way to mainstream acceptance
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