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"In an anti-Black world, self-love is this incredibly radical act." In a #PENOutLoud conversation, Saidiya Hartman spoke about how her reaction to police killings at the time of writing WAYWARD LIVES, BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENTS influenced her storytelling: https://youtu.be/I0rHme5yWKE.
"Growing up a Black girl in America, I became aware of who was listening to me when I spoke. And who wasn’t—which was the world." In this #PENTen interview, we spoke with @mobrowne about her writing process and her advice for young Black writers: https://bit.ly/3euePGo.
Before @ReeAmilcarScott & @vcunningham's #PENOutLoud conversation, we put together this reading list of genre-spanning works by several incredible Black writers that consider power & memory in relation to contemporary & historical spaces: https://bit.ly/2kzxF87.