#NCFroIsReading Rosa Guy’s Wade

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-87uk9-aa617b I will be reading excerpts from Rosa Guy's Wade a short memoir of a young Black soldier's coming of age during World War II in France. He discovers his life is worth living after he murders a racist fellow soldier. (I Know Right?!?!) I also will be giving a synopsis of the life and … Continue reading #NCFroIsReading Rosa Guy’s Wade

#NCFroIsReading is Enjoying Short Stories from African American Women Across the Century

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xa887-aa3764 Today is International Women's Day and I choose to celebrate by reading amazing short stories from African American women writers from Jean Toomer, Ann Petry, circa 1958, with the only male, Jessie Fauset, circa 1919 to Terry McMillan circa 1991. I have enjoyed the sultry stylings of Lady Day aka Billie Holiday, tragic figure, … Continue reading #NCFroIsReading is Enjoying Short Stories from African American Women Across the Century

NCFroIsReading Flying Home by Ralph Ellison

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-54tcd-a9224f Black Boy Fly Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar I used to be jealous of Aaron AfflaloI used to be jealous of Aaron AfflaloHe was the one to followHe was the only leader foreseeing brighter tomorrowsHe would live in the gymWe was living in sorrowTotal envy of himHe made his dream become a realityActually making it … Continue reading NCFroIsReading Flying Home by Ralph Ellison

#NCFro is Reading Knoxville TN by Nikki Giovanni

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cn2i7-9b9099 Knoxville TN I always like summerBestyou can eat fresh cornFrom daddy's gardenAnd okraAnd greensAnd cabbageAnd lots ofBarbequeAnd buttermilkAnd homemade ice-creamAt the church picnicAnd listen toGospel musicOutsideAt the churchHomecomingAnd go to the mountains withYour grandmotherAnd go barefootedAnd be warmAll the timeNot only when you go to bedAnd sleep  Nikki Giovanni