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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

By on June 27, 2017

I am enthralled by Ms. Arimah’s writing. A newcomer to the literary scene, I had read her short stories in literary journals and was thrilled when her book was…


The Prophet of Zongo Street by Mohammed Naseehu Ali

By on June 26, 2017

I will always remember the moment when I first discovered this book. I was at my local library and it was the title that called to me…waving like an…


The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor

By on June 25, 2017

Yesterday, I featured 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories and I mentioned how through that collection I was able to discover new writers of short fiction. Flannery…


100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

By on June 24, 2017

Short stories are about trouble in mind. A bit of blues. Songs and cries that reveal the range and ways of human character. The secret ordinary and the ordinary…


Flying Lessons & Other Stories

By on June 23, 2017

We Need Diverse Books is a U.S.-based non-profit organization which was created to celebrate and promote the diversity of the literary offerings for the younger generation. In keeping with…