Watkins’s debut novel, Perish (Penguin / Tiny Reparations Books, August 23), revises and expands on that early novella. It tells the story of Helen Jean Turner, the dying matriarch of a Black family, and her descendants, many of whom are returning home to the fictional West Texas town of Jerusalem to say their last goodbyes. Helen Jean has suffered from […]
Ayesha Rascoe talks to Dolen Perkins-Valdez about her new novel “Take My Hand,” which fictionalizes a 1973 involuntary sterilization case, and about why she’s drawn to history as a novelist.
Kimbilio welcomes the novel DAYS OF AFREKETE to the world! Buy it today at your favorite bookshop!
Donald’s collection of essays TO THOSE BOUNDED is published by AWST Books.
Kimbilio Fellow Nana Nkwetie’s soon-to-be published novel WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS is excepted today on BRITTLE PAPER. Read it at the link below.
What Noise Against the Cane is the 115th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
Kimbilio congratulates Natalie Baszile on the publication of her anthology WE ARE EACH OTHER’S HARVEST.
We’ll share more news as the publication day approaches.
The Kimbilio Blog inaugurates a new feature: Excerpts from new books by our Fellows and Faculty. From HARBORS: In October of 1994, while my mom attended a funeral, I spent time with my grandmother at the Wash Tub Laundry on Fifth Street in Hartsville. I had wanted to be outside riding bikes with my cousins […]