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Using Ralph Ellison to Concern-Troll Black Students

Photo via The Independent
Photo via The Independent

I’ve just published a new piece on Warscapes, “Using Ralph Ellison to Concern-Troll Black Students.”  It’s partly a response to this op-ed in the LA Times, and also a remembrance of Jerry Gafio Watts, an Ellison scholar, CUNY Graduate Center professor, and world-class rancoteur, who passed away last week. (Read this piece by GC alum Sam Han for more on Watts and his legacy.)

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Dry Bones Breathe: On Henry Dumas (in Italian)

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Back in August, shortly after my essay on Henry Dumas appeared in The New Inquiry, I received an email from an editor inquiring about translating it into Italian.  Here is the result in the link below. Grazie a Simone Orsello e http://www.edizionisur.it per la traduzione!

“Respirate, aride ossa: profilo di Henry Dumas”

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Dry Bones Breathe: On Henry Dumas

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Click over to The New Inquiry for my latest article “Dry Bones Breathe” in which I discuss the writing of Henry Dumas and how his work relates to #BlackLivesMatter and Afrofuturism.