Posts Tagged ‘Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’

Invisibility Man: How Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Writes, and Doesn’t Write, About Race

Some origin stories seem too good to be true. Like this one: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ parents met at an auction of memorabilia from America’s racially segregated history.
“Cookie jars shaped like Hattie McDaniel,” the 28-year-old playwright says. “Jim Crow posters. Signs that said ‘Colored Only.’”
The house where he grew up in Takoma was full of artifacts like [...]

ToDo ToDay: Philip Caputo and Kevin Powers, Big Freedia, and Appropriate

If you’re not big on war literature, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation may encourage you to reconsider when it hosts a dual reading by Philip Caputo and Kevin Powers, two authors who have published acclaimed works based on their military experiences. Neither Caputo nor Powers intended to chronicle the history of those wars, nor do they believe that [...]