Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston

A woman robbed of her love is more terrible than an army with banners. Reflecting on Hurston's recently published collection, I needed to steep, sip and reflect on my thoughts on a few of my favorite stories. In John Redding Goes to Sea, I could feel a tumult of emotions, especially for John, wanting to … Continue reading Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston

Invisible Man – Review

“Perhaps, I thought, the two things are involved with each other. When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Even though it's been weeks since I finished this book, I believe it's one I would continue to see in my reading, interactions and observations, looking at the past and … Continue reading Invisible Man – Review

Black No More – Review

Thank you to Penguin Classics for gifting this book to feature and review. "What, indeed, was fifty, sixty or seventy dollars when one was leaving behind insult, ostracism, segregation and discrimination?" There is much to discuss in the pages of this satire and I'm not sure if I'm ready.  But I want to give it … Continue reading Black No More – Review

Diamond Doris – Review

"Under no circumstances did I want a 'normal' life--a normal, regular, everyday Black life. No way. Being humiliated at work. Paycheck to paycheck. Church on Sundays. Regular clothes. Routine relationships that don't go nowhere. Absolutely not. Not Miss Doris Payne. I wanted more than that. I wanted nice things. I wanted to travel the world. … Continue reading Diamond Doris – Review