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.)
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!
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.