Riverhead Books Host First Ever Pop-up Reading Room To Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes Join Riverhead Books and I, Too, Arts Collective at the Langston Hughes House for this all-day celebration of writing from the Caribbean with free books, totes, and special author appearances by Bocas Award for Caribbean Fiction winner Tiphanie Yanique (LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING) and New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky (THE EASTERN STARS: HOW BASEBALL CHANGED THE DOMINICAN TOWN OF Continue Reading

Review: Marvel’s Black Panther Is The Diasporan Fever Dream We Have Craved For A Long Time

Reading Time: 4 minutes In recent years, the edict of “universality in specificity” has become a go to explanation and rationale for the diversification of storytelling across media. In the 18th entry into its Cinematic Universe, Marvel proves the idiom with a universal look at heroism steeped in African and Afrofuturist specificity. Marvel Studios Continue Reading

Marlon James

Reading Time: 2 minutes  “And killing don’t need no reason. This is ghetto. Reason is for rich people. We have madness.”  ― Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings Birth Name: Marlon James Place of Birth: St Mary, Jamaica Born: 24 November, 1970 James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to parents who were both in the Jamaican police: Continue Reading