Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner

 Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner Garrett Bridger Gilmore Under Review:Black Pulp. Brooks E. Hefner. University of Minnesota Press, December 2021. In his autobiography The Big Sea Langston Hughes famously opines that despite the fashionable fervor for Black art among white audiences in the 1920s, “the ordinary Negroes hadn’t … Continue reading Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner

Between Black and White: Review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Between Black and White: Review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Ashumi Shah Under Review: The Vanishing Half. Brit Bennett. Riverhead Books, 2020. In the sociological sense, “passing” is a deceptively simple term for a complex concept. Passing—the ability of an individual to be regarded as a member of an identity group or category … Continue reading Between Black and White: Review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall

That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall Matthew Teutsch Under Review: American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit. Emily Zobel Marshall. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. As a kid, I watched Bugs Bunny play his “wascally” tricks on Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and other characters. I never … Continue reading That Wascally Wabbit: Review of American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition, and Brer Rabbit by Emily Zobel Marshall

Review Copy Received: Emily Zobel Marshall’s American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition and Brer Rabbit

ARB regularly posts updates about review copies—print and digital—received by the editors and available for review. We receive this as a result of editor-direct outreach to presses to inquire about specific books and topics, as well as via our page describing review copy policy, available here. Update (9.9.2020): A reviewer has been secured for this … Continue reading Review Copy Received: Emily Zobel Marshall’s American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition and Brer Rabbit