Akosua Report: Toni Morrison

written by Akosua Lowery "In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate." - Toni Morrison, The Guardian, Jan. 29, 1992 Toni...

Akosua Report: Richard Wright

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly,...

EXCLUSIVE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’: ‘When I’m Writing Fiction, I Feel Free”

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's latest novel, Americanah, started out as a fun project but evolved into a massive success. The...

Akosua Report: Benedict Wallet Vilakazi

'Bury me where the grasses grow Below the weeping willow trees To let their branches shed upon me Leaves of varied greens. Then, as I...

Akosua Report: Stokely Carmichael

“…black people in this country unite, recognize their heritage, and build a sense of community." - Stokley Carmichael Kwame Ture born...

Octavia Butler and Iceberg Slim: Black Literary Traditions Honored in ATL

Many are still reeling from the recent death of Things Fall Apart (1958) author Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). While the world remembered...

Caribbean Literary Giant Aimé Césaire Gets His Due

Writing for The Root, Lindsay Johns discusses how a new production of A Season in the Congo helps bring a wider...

Black Filmmakers That Changed the Game

Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire's editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton highlights black filmmakers that changed the game for blacks in...

A Kofi Awoonor Poem: 'We Have Found a New Land'

We Have Found a New Land by Kofi Awoonor The smart professionals in three piece Sweating away their humanity in dribblets And...

U.S.: Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore Closes Its Doors

The Root is reporting that Marcus Books, the nation's oldest black-owned bookstores, is closing after 44 years of operating. Lynette Holloway...

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