I’m prepping a Detective Fiction class for this fall, and came across Nikki Baker’s In The Game (Naiad Press, 1991), when I was doing my research. I read it in a few days and would definitely recommend it for readers looking for good DF, stories about crime, stories that feature Black lesbian protagonists, and/or stories about … Continue reading Nikki Baker, In The Game
I was a student in elementary school when Reagan declared his War on Drugs. At my small Atlanta school, I remember, even then, how this war came to shape my earliest impressions of crime. Other students wore D.A.R.E. tee shirts and our teachers and parents warned us about accepting drugs from strangers. Commercials were filled … Continue reading The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
I’m a literary critic, fiction writer, and Associate Professor of English at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. I’m the author of a novel, The Quelling (Lanternfish, 2018), and an academic monograph, Science, Language, and Reform in Victorian Poetry (Routledge, 2019). My interests include feminist and Gothic literature, literary theory, radical pedagogy, and the environmental humanities. I blog about books, writing, film, teaching, and random ephemera.
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