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I Tried to Be a Communist

Then political problems rose to plague me.  Ross, whose life I had tried to write, was charged by the Communist Party with “anti-leadership tendencies,” “class collaborationist attitudes,” and “ideological factionalism” — phrases so fanciful that I gaped when I heard them. Books by Richard Wright   Richard Wright: Early Works  /…

I Weep For My Country

 We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance. We treat UN Security Council members like ingrates who offend our princely dignity by lifting their heads from the carpet. Valuable alliances are split. Books by Robert C. Byrd Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields / Losing America: Confronting A Reckless…

Sex at the Margins

Sex at the Margins Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry By Laura María Agustín This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them…

Laurelle Yaya Richards Passes
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home          www.nathanielturner.com   In 2002, with the recital of “The Frock,” Laurelle’s poems began to evolve out of what may be called her “Spoken Word” presentations. The story-filled dress that she wore also became... Read more
Sekou Knighted
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home     www.nathanielturner.com  Sekou sees the royal decorations today in St. Martin as “a step” to when an independent St. Martin will have its own highest national award.     ]]> Books by Lasana M. Sekou... Read more
Lasana Sekou and Kendel Hippolyte
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com Hippolyte, a St. Lucian poet and playwright (and one of this year’s poetry judges), read poems that sounded like entire, compact islands of sound and thought, lushly populated worlds unto themselves.... Read more
Lasana Sekou Poetry
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com “we are asking whether you have any objections to us using the poem in a display of a collection of poems from June to September 2012 in the outdoor spaces... Read more
Lasana Sekou Table
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Contact    Index         Mission — Nathaniel Turner — Marcus Bruce Christian — Guest Poets —  Special Topics — Rudy’s Place — The Old South  —  Worldcat Film Review — Books N Review — Education & History... Read more
The Last Darky Bert Williams
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home        www.nathanielturner.com Chude-Sokei argues that Williams’s minstrelsy negotiated the place of black immigrants in the cultural hotbed of New York City and was replicated throughout the African Diaspora     ]]> The “Last Darky”:... Read more
Kwansabas for Jayne Cortez
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com Her voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic, dynamic innovations in lyricism, and visceral sound. Cortez has presented her work and ideas at universities, museums, and festivals around the world. Her poems have... Read more
Killing them softly
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home    www.nathanielturner.com For most of its history, the Haitian state, its military and a small elite class have ruthlessly extracted what wealth they could from the country’s poor majority. The result is massive inequality, with... Read more
Kerry Unrest in Haiti
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Home       www.nathanielturner.com On Haiti, Mr. Kerry said that if he were president, he would consider threatening to deploy an international peacekeeping force to persuade the insurgents to back away from their goal of toppling... Read more
Kam Williams Table
    ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes     Contact — Mission — Nathaniel Turner — Marcus Bruce Christian — Guest Poets — Rudy’s Place — The Old South — Black Labor —  Film Review — Books N Review — Education & History — Religion... Read more