Category Archives: African Literature

Phillip Richards Reads Sunday, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Breaking the Silence

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Discusses Breaking The Silence

Yesterday, longtime WfP Adviser, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, delivered a wonderful presentation on Breaking the Silence, her anthology of Liberian Literature. As a part of that epic project, she developed the Liberian Young Scholars program.  We saw powerful work from several of these emerging writers, young men and women, in our August 2019 DoveTales, One World, One People, Guest edited by Dr. Wesley. In the presentation, she talks about the challenges of teaching long-distance due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as how she encourages young women to write boldly in a patriarchal society and young men to be more aware of the potential for harm in their words. Congratulations to Patricia Jabbeh Wesley on her presentation and the ongoing project of Breaking the Silence. You can watch the presentation in full here.

Coming: Sunday Live Reading with Phillip Richards

We’re excited that Phillip Richards will join Host Brad Wetzler Sunday, November 1st, at 6pm MDT to read from his published and unpublished works. Phillip Richards is a Professor Emeritus at Colgate University where he taught American and Afro-American Literature, as well as a literary journalist, scholar, and critic. His memoir, An Integrated Boyhood: Coming of Age in White Cleveland, tells the story of growing up black in America during the 1950s and 1960s. Black Heart: The Moral Life of Recent African American Letters is a history of black literary criticism.  He writes frequently about contemporary African American cultural issues and poetry.  His writing has appeared in Harper’sThe American ScholarThe Chronicle of Higher EducationCallaloo, the Journal of African American History, and Dissent. He is an Associate Editor of DoveTales, A Literary Journal of the Arts.

Meeting ID: 828 9897 7722

If you missed last Sunday’s Live Reading when author David Gilbreath Barton read from his new book Havel: Unfinished Revolution, you can watch the recording here. David Gilbreath Barton is a Jungian psychotherapist, with 25 years of experience in working with dreams, myths, and the collective unconscious. He’s an Associate Professor of Humanities at Northern New Mexico College and the founder of The Salt Journal and the Salt Institute.

Resistance is Now Available

Purchase Resistance: DoveTales Summer 2020, Issue III

Book Description:
This 8.5 x 11 full color book is Guest Edited by Brad Wetzler and features poet Martín Espada. With 380 pages of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art and photography by contributors from all over the globe, including our 2020 Young Writers Contest Winners, Resistance is a powerful statement of our First Amendment Rights.

Page count: 380   Cost: $24.95

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