Why we need to engage with Black literature beyond racial politics
"There's a huge spotlight on Black literature at the moment - for obvious and essential reasons. These spotlights on Black literature have appeared before, yet they rarely look beyond the confines of politically-charged, racially-orientated, or complex academic accounts of the Black experience, when it comes to mainstream trends at least. This sometimes leads to outdated or one-dimensional perceptions of what it means to be Black, both historically and today."
Frankie Reddin talks about the importance of delving into the full spectrum of Black experience, in Harpers Bazaar - read the full piece here.