Writers of African Origin


Writers of African Origin

This group is open to everyone, and will focus on writing and writers of African origin.

Location: #Identity
Members: 162
Latest Activity: 15 hours ago

Hello everyone! My name is Solange, I created this group a while back, and have been away for a while, had 2 kids in the meantime, and I missed this place sooo much! So I'm back, love what is being said here. I would also like to offer my own blog on global women at http://keurawa.com, if anyone would like to stop by and offer a soul bite...I can't wait to finish reading everyone in this group.

Discussion Forum

Question: How do you prepare your black son for America?

Started by Toya A. Barnette. Last reply by sara selznick 15 hours ago. 9 Replies

Shortly after the Travon Martin tragedy I wrote an open letter to all of our sons (I have two) that I'd like to share with you. At the time I was exasperated, angry and hurt. The psychological burden…Continue

Tags: mother, black sons, America, black man, Michael Brown

Anybody interested in a reading exchange?

Started by sara selznick. Last reply by Sarah J Francois Jun 23. 9 Replies

We're all swamped, I know that. I'm hoping to be ready for a next full read very soon. These are tough to set up. They involve a ton of time and they have to be the right exchange--you know, if…Continue

Reaching Historians of African History

Started by Jacqueline Malcolm. Last reply by sara selznick Jun 12, 2013. 7 Replies

Any advice or pointers?? I've just signed a 3-book contract for a trilogy of novels called SLAVE: The Trilogy and I would LOVE to have my work reviewed and endorsed by some key prominent historians…Continue

Tags: Endorsements, African, Historians

Question: Can't black folks be happy?

Started by Zetta Brown. Last reply by Bwandungi Mugarura May 9, 2013. 64 Replies

I just turned in a book review that's coming out next month, and although it was an excellent book, the ending left me cold.OK, so maybe I'm not the biggest fan of "urban" fiction, but is it…Continue

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Comment by Urenna Sander on July 7, 2014 at 12:31pm

Smashwords has a free download on the Secret Ebook Publishing Success by Mark Coker. It is offered on his recent blog, dated July 6, on Smashwords.

Comment by Quanie Miller on July 7, 2014 at 5:46am

Today I'm blogging about writing what you love vs. writing what sells. Stop by quanietalkswriting.com and post your thoughts! 

Comment by Quanie Miller on June 23, 2014 at 6:57am

Today I’m blogging about book covers that feature characters of color. Does the race of the person on a book cover determine if you’ll buy it? Stop by quanietalkswriting.com and post your thoughts! 

Comment by Totsymae on April 5, 2014 at 8:09am
Comment by Urenna Sander on March 2, 2014 at 4:13pm

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Comment by Urenna Sander on January 11, 2014 at 11:57am


My name is Urenna Sander. I am very happy to join your group.

Comment by JMcManus on September 21, 2013 at 7:06pm

Thanks Sara!

Comment by sara selznick on September 21, 2013 at 4:24pm

Love the video, J, Talee is a charming kid. Thanks for letting us see it. 


Comment by JMcManus on September 21, 2013 at 1:45pm

Comment by sara selznick on September 7, 2013 at 6:42am
You know, I think there is probably no way, as a white author, to defend myself against these charges, apart from people reading the finished manuscript.

I just wonder--in a work of art that is a comparison of cultures, an exploration of the world between cultures, finding parallels among the experiences, does only one culture "own" the right to create such work?

Does "Clybourne Park" have any insight to offer, or or is it shunted to the "white privilege" column simply because its author is white?

These aren't questions I ask lightly. The issues are complex and important, with no easy answers, no clear lines. Well worth even heated discussions.

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