Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nearing the End of 2009: a Few Common Threads

Continuing an extended conversation on race, publishing, writing, Laura Atkins speaks to Zetta Elliott.

Segbookgation? More on Galleycat. Bernice McFadden raises the question of whose voice is perceived to carry credibility. It's sort of like calling a certain kind of story a "Cinderella" story. Just by employing that label we place the European tale at the center of the discussion and all the others become, well, others.

On PaperTigers, an interview with Maya Ajmera of the Global Fund for Children, and a call for more books by writers of color.

Katia Novet Saint-Lot writes about the beauty of weaving together the strands of many religious traditions and beliefs. Love the notion of Ganesha at the Nativity scene!


  1. Thanks for these links!
    I like your new background photo.

  2. Wishing you a joyous season of light and a prosperous new year!
    I've enjoyed getting to know you through your writings this past year and look forward to learning and sharing more in the years to come.

  3. Thanks Sarah and Edi. Joyful holidays and a fulfilling new year to you both.

  4. Catching up on blog reading, and I find your reference to my essay. Thanks, Uma :) I also love the new picture.