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Glory Edim doesn’t stop. When she’s not planning the next meeting of her fire-emoji book club, Well-Read Black Girl, she’s working on its website, its newsletter, its Instagram feed, its Twitter—or, just as likely, she’s planning her next high-profile collaboration with cultural institutions across New York. With public meetings and open for anyone to join, Well-Read Black Girl provides a vital space for black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation. How...
In a private room of the Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, a group of 20-or-so women sit around a table to ask questions of Yaa Gyasi, the debut author of Homegoing. In another hour, Gyasi will appear in front of a much larger audience in the library’s auditorium—to read and discuss the book with Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Tracy K. Smith, but for now she’s all theirs. It’s a privilege of being in...

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