Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Writing about contemporary Black Writers

Writing Bad Men gave me a chance to write about a range of contemporary black writers -- poets, novelists, comic book creators, journalists, essayists. I sometimes feel that contemporary black writers don't get enough examinations in the scholarly discourse, so I was pleased to contribute to conversations in this way. 

I hope that my book assists folks interested in the histories of black writing and writers during the early part of the 21st century. Documenting key topics addressed by writers as well as their accomplishments provides opportunities for understanding the big picture with black writing. 

The writers and works I cover in the book have given me so much to think about over the last two decades, and it feels good to share my thinking on what I covered and considered with readers.

This entry is part of a series--28 Days & Ways of Thinking about Bad Men & Vulnerable Black Boys.

Note: For a 30% discount, use the promo code 10FEB23 when and if purchasing the book on the University of Virginia Press site.  (For February 2023 only).

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