I am so honored to be featured on In Her Shoes Blog, “The Next Generation of Black Women Writers.” The feature notes:
A study by the Pew Research Center ranked educated Black women as the highest group of readers in the country. While diversity in publishing continues to be a problem, Black women writers are creating their own narratives on their own terms. And, thanks to Black social media mavens—like Glory Edim of #WellReadBlackGirl—who use Instagram and Facebook to build book club movements online, these writers don’t need mainstream press to get the recognition they deserve.
In the past several years, Chiminanada Adiche, Helen Oyeyemi and Roxane Gay have become household names. Their success has opened doors for a new group of Black women literary powerhouses to tell our stories.
To read the entire feature, click here.