Why the Extraordinary Story of the Last Slave in America Has Finally Come to Light

Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon was written in the 1930s, but has only just been published. Why has it taken so long for the remarkable story of Oluale Kossola to be made public?

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Jesmyn Ward – ‘Black girls are silenced, misunderstood and underestimated’

The author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, had a tough childhood in Mississippi, survived Hurricane Katrina, and became the first woman to win two US national book awards for fiction

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Romance So White? Publishers Grapple With Race Issues Amid Author Protests

New report exposes decline in diversity in romance writing, as editor resigns after telling author they avoid putting non-white characters on covers ‘because we like the book to sell’

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When They Call You a Terrorist Review – Black Lives Matter Memoir Convinces

This powerful book by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Khan-Cullors reminds us American racism is pervasive – even in liberal California

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