Jacinda Townsend on What It Means to Mother I
Guided by spirits, one overcast morning in October I picked up a copy of Right On! from the unread section of my bookshelf. A Black writing collection edited by Bradford Chambers and Rebecca Moon in 1970, it was a recent gift from a friend who knew well my weakness for African-American fiction anthologies, especially short […]
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Maurice Carlos Ruffin: We’re such a storied city, but there haven’t been many people who’ve published short stories about it on a national level, so subconsciously, I was thinking about representing the city and the different ways it manifests itself. In Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex and Toni Morrison’s Sula the community is a character. In Middlesex, it’s Detroit and in Morrison’s work, […]
When he was a little boy, Jeb Coleman would pick at the scabs on his knees and elbows, imagining how his daddy would suffer before dying. The old man would often get drunk on Four Roses whiskey and start itching to punch everything in sight. Jeb took the brunt of it. His muh, too, when […]