nonfiction

Book Review: Ytasha L. Womack’s Afrofuturism

You don’t need a background in critical race theory to get a grip on Afrofuturism; after all, the arts came first — the theory came later. If you can jam to Parliament-Funkadelic or cheer on Uhura, you are already on your way.

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Book Review: Edward Lee’s Buttermilk Graffiti

The meeting of personal and public, of staunch tradition and absolute rejection thereof — that is where Lee places himself in Buttermilk Graffiti, questioning his position within the food landscape not simply as patron or chef, but as one whose own background reflects the melting pot of American cuisine.

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Book Review: Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s As Long As Grass Grows

Dina Gilio-Whitaker paints broad strokes exploring an Indigenous-centered history of environmental (in)justice in North America, from the coordinated uprooting of First Nations people from their ancestral lands to modern environmental efforts like Standing Rock.

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