10 quotes Eli can’t stop revisiting

Every so often, you come across a passage that makes you thump the arm of your reading chair and yell "EXACTLY!" Below, Eli shares 10 quotes he's found particularly significant.   1. "A question--from other black writers and readers and a voice inside me now began to hover over my work--Why do white people like what … Continue reading 10 quotes Eli can’t stop revisiting

2015 National Book Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year's National Book Awards, which were announced last night in New York City. Learn more about the finalists and see footage from the award ceremony on the National Book Foundation's website. NONFICTION Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates FICTION Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson POETRY Voyage of … Continue reading 2015 National Book Award Winners Announced

Book Review: BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Reviewed by Bethany In Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man, a nameless African-American protagonist tells us that “there are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.” These words were called to mind as I devoured Ta-Nehisi Coates’ mesmerizing blend of memoir, history, and cultural criticism, Between … Continue reading Book Review: BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME