The Other Wes Moore, A Review

The Other Wes Moore, A Review

In a workshop designed to prepare instructors for an upcoming fall course, I listened to a number of white instructors speak highly of Wes Moore’s best-selling book The Other Wes Moore. Each word spoken felt like a dagger to my flesh, as African adjacent instructors violently delineated the benefits of teaching black authors to a group of [...]

Kindred, A Key to Kinship: Remembering The Late Octavia Butler on Her Birthday

Kindred, A Key to Kinship: Remembering The Late Octavia Butler on Her Birthday

Science fiction was probably the only genre I did not read growing up. I read A Brave New World as a senior in high school, proud of the mastery I demonstrated of my master’s tools.  I had a ninety-five grade average, which documented my lauded hypnosis delineated in my memory of the white Man’s text, [...]

Book Review of Wallace Thurman’s The Blacker The Berry

Book Review of Wallace Thurman’s The Blacker The Berry

Hi Everyone, This marks the very first post of the new book review section, "BlackBookWorm" of Whispers of a Womanist. As a literature/book enthusiast, it is a wonder it has taken so long to launch this section! This section will prioritize, but not limit itself to, the non-canonical black author. Hope you Enjoy! C. __________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]