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“To listen to the words, to hear their musicality.” A conversation with Julie Iromuanya

Annually, when his father sent him tuition money, Job stored it in a savings bond. Even as his father’s business in Nigeria began their decline, somehow, faithfully, he managed to send Job the money to educate him abroad. His father even bragged to his friends that is was the duty of the old to care

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June 29, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: June 21, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: June 20, 2015

Amid a somber week honoring the memories of the Mother Emanuel AME Church victims, there is levity and hope in the book world. The media is playfully pitting Harper Lee against E.L. James, Mo Willems brings whimsy to the museum, “All About Them Books” becomes the song of the summer, and we see activism from

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June 21, 2015

“The story I am telling is personal.” A conversation with Jim Grimsley

When we are faced with sudden social change, how do we respond? Author and playwright Jim Grimsley’s new memoir HOW I SHED MY SKIN: Unlearning The Lessons of a Racist Childhood (April 14, Algonquin Books) recalls 1966, the year his sixth grade class in Jones County North Carolina admitted its first black students in response

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April 13, 2015

“History is a cruise ship docked in the port of today.” In conversation with T. Geronimo Johnson

While Charlie, Candice, and Louis were fastening seat belts and returning chair trays to the upright and locked position, it dawned on Daron that though he’d asked his mom to move The Charlies, he’d neglected to mention the mammies from New Orleans, Salt and Pepper Climb on Cucumber, as well as the Bibinba, Zwarte Pieten,

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February 23, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Happy Sunday, literary citizens! For many of you students out there, this weekend marks the start of Spring Break; all of us at Late Night Library wish you a remarkable week of rejuvenation. Ditto to the rest of our readers as well! Let us help all of you start the week off right with a

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March 23, 2014

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