In our afternoon reading: interviews with Sarah Rose Etter and Mira Jacob, thoughts on the music of Julius Eastman, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Alexis M. Smith in conversation with Nicola Griffith, new writing from Kashana Cauley, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Garrard Conley and Emily Raboteau, an interview with John Langan, and more.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Chris Bachelder’s new novel, an interview with Emily Raboteau, predictions for comedy in 2017, and more.
Earlier this week, I finished reading Emily Raboteau’s terrific book Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora. The book follows trips made by Raboteau to Israel, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and the American South; as the title suggests, her goal is to gain an understanding of the concept of Zion. Raboteau’s narrative includes meetings with different factions of Rastafarians, an examination of the organization of Rev. Creflo Dollar, and a visit to Ghana shortly after Barack Obama’s electoral […]