THE IMPORTANCE OF TELLING STORIES...
The Black Cultural Experience is heavily wrapped around movements of visual art, performance, and literature. You've stumbled upon a living history database of cultural studies focused on the African Diaspora as expressed through the arts and humanities.
Black & Bookish contains book reviews, tips, lists, opinion pieces, and photography.
What started as primarily a book blog has expanded to also includes movies and documentaries, albums, art/art exhibits, book festivals, and live talks.
Prompted by current events and book study, these think pieces are a great way to engage with my personal philosophies around activism and social justice.
... STARTED WITH AUTHORS I ALREADY KNEW AND LOVED.
A search of my own personal library contained many titles by black authors. Most were best sellers or classics. I had much more material than expected and a decent start to my experiment.
IT CONTINUED WITH LOCAL AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORS...
... WHICH ALLOWED ME PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL EVENTS.
Attending book signings by local authors quickly became my favorite thing to do. Live poetry readings feed my soul. High energy, low energy, panels, and booths. Have a local event you'd like me to attend? Click the button to complete a suggestion form.
THAT LED ME TO GROW CREATIVELY...
... AND ALLOWED FOR NEW PERSPECTIVES.
Bookish Thoughts are mostly based on current events or cultural themes (like Colorism or Racism). Listicles are also under this heading.
AND SOMEHOW, ALONG THE WAY, IT BECAME MUCH MORE THAN A BOOK BLOG.
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