Tag: racial issues

Review of Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

I enjoyed this book more than I expected to, mainly because the stories are a surprising combination of everyday life, tragedy, and humor.  The stories focus on black identity in a powerful way, but this is far from a one-issue book. Thompson-Spires covers body issues, bullying, friendship, parenthood, and therapy, just to name a few. …

Review of The Vain Conversation by Anthony Grooms

This was a very intense read, and a thoughtful one.  Grooms takes us into the minds of three characters who are involved in a mass lynching in Georgia in 1946 (one based on actual events).  One character is Lonnie, a young white boy who sees the brutal murder of four people, one of them a…