The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy: Book Review

“Humans haunt more houses than ghosts do.” On the surface it would be easy to read and digest (perhaps even to dismiss) The Turner House as a simple family saga. To do so would be to miss the point entirely, and to miss an incredibly layered portrait of America, Detroit, racial politics, and more. The Turners … More The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy: Book Review

Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“They themselves mocked Africa, trading stories of absurdity, of stupidity, and they felt safe to mock, because it was a mockery born of longing, and of the heartbroken desire to see a place made whole again.” An assertion is made in Americanah that it is impossible to write an honest novel about race in this … More Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie