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Black Powerful: Black Voices Reimagine Revolution curated by Natasha Marin
Award-winning viral curator and poet Natasha Marin follows up her acclaimed Black Imagination with a brilliant new collection of sharply rendered, breathtaking reflections from more than one hundred Black voices.

When do you feel most indigenous?
What does it sound like when you claim yourself?
When do you feel most powerful?

Black Powerful explores the monumental resilience, joy, and triumph of Black People everywhere.

Featuring a foreword by Jason Reynolds.

A Woman’s Place by Marita Golden
It is 1968 and everything about being a Black woman in America is changing. Three young women meet at a New England college and form a friendship that endures, heals, and dramatically shapes their lives. Faith, Crystal, and Serena each struggle to determine a path for themselves as they navigate expectations set by race, gender, and their families.

Published in 1986 after the award-winning autobiography Migrations of the Heart, A Woman’s Place was Marita Golden’s first novel. More than fourteen books in fiction and nonfiction, including Gumbo: An Anthology of African-American Writing co-edited with E. Lynn Harris, followed. Golden went on to create and helm the Hurston/Wright Foundation, which has become a literary rite of passage for such talents as Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, and Tayari Jones. A Woman’s Place is reprinted here as an esteemed addition to McSweeney’s Of the Diaspora series, edited by Erica Vital-Lazare, and opens with a new introduction by the author, with a foreword by Women’s March co-founder Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs.

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