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Sunu P. Chandy’s Poetry Thrives Between Confessional and Communal
“It was like it took my whole life [to publish this book] and yet it also happened very quickly,” Sunu P. Chandy tells City Paper about her soon-to-be published debut poetry collection, My Dear Comrades. A civil rights attorney and social justice activist, as well as a spouse and mother, Chandy is a proud multi-hyphenate.…
District Postcard Views Invites You to Send Some of D.C.’s Black History
Shedrick Pelt wants you to buy his book. And then he wants you to empty it. Pelt is the author of the just-published District Postcard Views, a book that features about 60 old-fashioned images of landmarks in D.C., with a special focus on sites of historical importance to the city’s Black community. The 5-by-7-inch postcards…
Finding Jackie Reveals Little About the Former First Lady
If ever there was a symbol of American aristocracy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was, for certain generations, it. Many biographies have been written about her, and for years in the 1960s and ’70s, her actions consistently made front-page news. Part of the cause of her stupendous celebrity was her privileged upbringing, though she was glad to…
In an Alternate America, Scavenger Hunt Drills Into the War on Terror
Scavenger Hunt, former DOJ attorney Chad Boudreaux’s debut novel captures the post-9/11 spirit, but unintentionally reveals its datedness.
Thomas Mallon’s Up With the Sun Captures the Nuance of Historical Fiction
Told in two time periods 30 years apart, Up With the Sun is fictionalized retelling of a murder that offers insight into a world we think we know.