Race, Power and Storytelling: Interview with Tiphanie Yanique

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[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] Namrata Poddar (Kweli Journal) interviews Tiphanie Yanique—from the U.S. Virgin Islands—on publishing, storytelling, nationality and race. Here is her bio and excerpts from the interview. For the full piece, see Kweli:

Tiphanie Yanique is a critically acclaimed American author of the poetry collection Wife, which won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection. Her novel, Land of Love and Drowning, won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and was listed by NPR as one of the Best Book of 2014; it was also a finalist for the Orion Award in Environmental Literature and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award…

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