[Blackstudies-l] NEW BOOKS IN 2018

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Sun Dec 31 02:55:20 EST 2017

ivetteromero posted: " A post by Peter Jordens. Asian-American debut author
R.O. Kwon (The Incendiaries, Riverhead Books, July 31, 2018) has gathered a
list of 46 Books by Women of Color to Read in 2018 for Electric Lit to
“help make the literary landscape less parochial, m"
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*A post by Peter Jordens. *

Asian-American debut author R.O. Kwon (*The Incendiaries*, Riverhead Books,
July 31, 2018) has gathered a list of 46 Books by Women of Color to Read in
for *Electric Lit* to “help make the literary landscape less parochial,
more inclusive. Toward this end, [she] sifted through publishers’ catalogs
for forthcoming books, asked friends for thoughts, and solicited help on
social media.” Her list of 46 novels, memoirs, anthologies and collections
includes the following seven forthcoming books by authors/editors with
Caribbean roots.

Zadie Smith, *Feel Free: Essays* (Penguin Press, February 6, 2018), a new
collection of essays offering a survey of important recent events in
culture and politics as well as Smith’s own life. See https://www.

Krystal A. Sital, *Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad* (W.W. Norton &
Company, February 20, 2018), a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and
love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that
help them find peace with the past.

Roxane Gay (Ed.), *Not that Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture* (Harper
Perennial, May 1, 2018), an anthology of first-person essays that tackles
rape, assault, and harassment head-on and that is often deeply personal and
always unflinchingly honest. See https://www.harpercollins.com/

Ivelisse Rodriguez, *Love War Stories* (The Feminist Press at CUNY, July
10, 2018), a poignant, street-smart collection set in Puerto Rico that
follows idealistic teenagers and weary mothers battling over what it means
to be a woman in love. See https://www.feministpress.org/

Alexia Arthurs, *How to Love a Jamaican* (Ballantine Books, July 24, 2018),
a debut story collection set in Jamaica and America. Sweeping from
close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and
midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a
nation, a people, and a way of life.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras, *Fruit of the Drunken Tree* (Doubleday, July 31,
2018), a mesmerizing debut set against the backdrop of the devastating
violence of 1990s Colombia, in which a sheltered young girl and a teenage
maid strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both.

Jennifer Baker (Ed.), *Everyday People: The Color of Life ― A Short Story
Anthology* (Atria Books, August 28, 2018), a collection of contemporary
short fiction from an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded
writers, including Glendaliz Camacho, Junot Díaz, Courttia Newland and
Nelly Rosario.
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