Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Help, White Women Saviors and Maids with Superpowers

What if a black woman had written The Help? I mulled over that question after leaving an advance screening of the movie based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. What if, say, Alice Walker had sat down to write … Continue reading

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Introducing … the Beckyville Bookmobile!

The soul sista ice cream truck has arrived! I still can’t believe that in less than a week, my mother, Lola, and I will be making our way across the U.S. in a van I’ve dubbed the Beckyville Bookmobile. I … Continue reading


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Escape from Beckyville T-shirts!

Check out naturalista and reader Nicole from Norristown, PA rocking her Escape from Beckyville tee. Werk! Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, the debut short story collection by Nicole D. Sconiers, is now on sale! For a … Continue reading

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Mane Manifesto (or The Nappy Goddess Emerges)

Give me your perms Your fried hair Your huddled naps Yearning to breathe free … kitchen \kich- ɘn\ n. 1: a place (as a room) with cooking facilities. 2: a [shameful] place at a black woman’s nape that houses her … Continue reading


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Dealing with Discouragement (and other Un-Divalike Behavior)

Nearly a month has passed since I said deuces to the nine-to-five world and zipped into this new dimension as a full-time author. Much has happened, most of it good. I published my debut collection of short stories Escape from … Continue reading

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