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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Life Is Vividly Explored In New Graphic Novel By Paolo Parisi

In May, Italian illustrator Paolo Parisi released his latest, Basquiat: A Graphic Novel, which is a detailed exploration of the…

Akwaeke Emezi’s Chilling Debut Novel ‘Freshwater’ Is Being Developed Into A TV Series

Last year, we featured Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel Freshwater in JARO’s curated list of books to read by women of…

The Free Black Women’s Library Is Transforming Black Literary Spaces

OlaRonke Akinmowo is fulfilling her purpose, and enriching others’ lives in the process. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Akinmowo’s company…

Issa Rae Is Turning Tayari Jones’ ‘Silver Sparrow’ Novel Into A Film

Issa Rae has recently unveiled her ambitious new project: Adapting Tayari Jones’ Award-winning 2011 novel Silver Sparrow for the big…

“I’m BETTER not BITTER”: Anthony Tuggle’s Journey From Kidney Failure To Leader Of His Own Nation

  In his memoir I’m BETTER not BITTER, Anthony Tuggle takes us through his very personal journey with God—a journey…

Artist Kadir Nelson Celebrates Black American Heroes In New Picture Book

In a new picture book titled The Undefeated, artist Kadir Nelson brings Kwame Alexander’s “This One Is For Us” poem…

Octavia Butler’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Wild Seed’ Will Be Developed Into A TV Series

Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed novel, the first of the esteemed sci-fi author’s Patternist series, will be developed into a TV…

Michelle Obama To Discuss Her Memoir On YouTube’s Original Special “BookTube”

Premiering this month, the former First Lady is set to headline an original YouTube special called “BookTube.” During the program,…

Tomi Adeyemi’s Best-Selling Fantasy Novel ‘Children Of Blood And Bone’ Is Being Adapted For The Big Screen

Tomi Adeyemi’s celebrated young adult novel Children of Blood and Bone will soon be adapted into an action fantasy film…

Michael B. Jordan Is Turning African Fantasy Epic ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ Into A Movie

We’ve recently featured Marlon James’ eagerly anticipated new novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf on our curated list of literature by…
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