Secrets of the South

Novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge writes about her weekend in Chesapeake, Virginia for the 150th anniversary of United Order of Tents, a secret society of black women established after the end of the civil war, which has long provided much needed financial and other kinds of support to black communities.

Source: Lenny
Published: Oct 6, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,319 words)

Dorothy Allison on Why Working-Class Literature Is the Strongest

An interview with Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina, on growing up poor, finding her voice, the limitations of fiction, overcoming the stigma of poverty, and being a lesbian in Donald Trump’s America.

Source: Lenny
Published: May 12, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,165 words)