Day Fourteen: February 20, on Black History Month

Day Fourteen: February 20, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on Afro-Caribbean Literature (English Expression):

  1. “In the Castle of My Skin” by George Lamming
  2. “A House for Mr. Biswas” by Vidiadhar Surajprasad (V.S.) Naipaul
  3. “Omeros” by Derek Alton Walcott
  4. “Krik? Krak!” by Edwidge Danticat
  5. “The Loneliness of Angels” by Myriam J. A. Chancy

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.

#CelebratingBlackHistoryMonth

Day Thirteen: February 19, on Black History Month

Day Thirteen: February 19, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on Afro-Caribbean Literature (French Expression):

  1. “Masters of the Dew” by Jacques Roumain
  2. “Notebook of a Return to the Native Land” by Aime Cesaire
  3. “Dance on the Volcano” by Marie Vieux Chauvet
  4. “I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem” by Maryse Conde
  5. “Texaco” by Patrick Chamoiseau

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.

#CelebratingBlackHistoryMonth

Day Twelve: February 18, on Black History Month

Day Twelve: February 18, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on African Literature:

  1. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe
  2. “Death and the King’s Horseman” by Akínwándé Olúwolé Babátúndé Sóyíinká (“Wole Soyinka”)
  3. “Weep Not, Child” by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  4. “So Long a Letter” by Mariama Bâ
  5. “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.

#CelebratingBlackHistoryMonth

Day Eleven: February 17, on Black History Month

Day Eleven: February 17, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on African American Literature:

  1. “Phillis Wheatley: Complete Writings” edited by Vincent Carretta
  2. “The Book of American Negro Poetry” by James Weldon Johnson
  3. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by James Baldwin
  5. “Beloved” by Toni Morrison

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.

#CelebratingBlackHistoryMonth

Day Ten: February 14, on Black History Month

Day Ten: February 14, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on African Church History (“African Christianity”) and five texts on Caribbean Church History (“Caribbean Christianity”)

A. African Church History (“African Christianity”)

  1. “A History of Christianity in Africa: From Antiquity to the Present” by Elizabeth Isichei
  2. “West African Christianity: The Religious Impact” by Lamin Sanneh
  3. “Christianity in Africa: The Renewal of a Non-Western Religion” by Kwame Bediako
  4. “Christianity in Independent Africa” edited by Edward Fashole-Luke, Gray, Hastings, and Godwin Tasie
  5. “The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo” by Cecile Fromont

B. Caribbean Church History (“Caribbean Christianity”)

  1. “Christianity in the Caribbean: Essays on Church History” by Armando Lampe
  2. “Come Shouting to Zion: African American Protestantism in the American South and British Caribbean to 1830” by Sylvia R. Frey and Betty Wood
  3. “The Catholic Church in Haiti: Political and Social Change” by Anne Greene
  4. “Troubling of the Waters” edited by Idris Hamid
  5. “With Eyes Wide Open” edited by David I. Mitchell

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.

#CelebratingBlackHistoryMonth

2020 Big Book Projects

2020 Big Book Projects:

I have three major big projects to finish this year:

  1. A book on Joseph Antenor Firmin (Routledge) I am editing with the great DrPaul Camy Mocombe: we have reviewed all the sixteen chapters with the exception of two chapters that were originally written in French. We’re currently translating them in English.
  2. An intellectual history on Haiti (University Press of Mississippi): the manuscript is completed; however, I have to put some final touch on it and incorporate a few suggestions from my reviewers.
  3. An intellectual biography on Jean Price-Mars (Vanderbilt University Press): I have to finish the last two chapters. They’re in draft forms at the moment.

*** Having just published a co-edited volume on Edwidge Danticat (“Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat,” Routledge 2019), I would love to write a single author-book about her work. I already wrote a proposal draft. It will be a book about the intersection of literature, death, and redemption in the works of Danticat.

Day Nine: February 13, on Black History Month

Day Nine: February 13, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on African American Church History:

  1. “The History of the Negro Church” by Carter G. Woodson
  2. “The Negro’s Church” by Benjamin Elijah Mays & Joseph William Nicholson
  3. “The Negro Church in America” by E. Franklin Frazier
  4. ” The Black Church in the African American Experience ” by C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya
  5. “Black Church Studies: An Introduction” by Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Juan Floyd-Thomas, Carol B. Duncan, Stephen C. Ray Jr., and Nancy Lynne Westfield

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.

#CelebratingBlackHistoryMonth