Blogs in September 2023

Let Us Descend 13th September 2023

On a slave plantation in the Carolinas, Annis has survived in the light of her mother’s resilience, comforted by stories of her African warrior grandmother. Everything she knows, she learned from her mother – how to fight, how to...

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Navigate Your Stars 5th June 2020

‘As an adult, I learned this: persist. Work hard.’ ‘Face rejection, weather the setbacks, until you meet the gatekeeper who will open a door for you.’ Jesmyn Ward grew up in a poor, rural community in Mississippi. Today, as...

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Sing, Unburied, Sing 7th September 2017

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds. Jojo...

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Salvage the Bones 1st January 1970

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch’s father is growing concerned. He’s a hard drinker, largely absent, and it isn’t often he worries about the family. Esch...

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