African American Women Write on Race, Culture and Community.
Fourteen Black women share their experiences in a new anthology published by Georgia-based publishing company DownSouth Press. The anthology was created in the wake of the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others.
For acclaimed writers Tina McElroy Ansa and Wanda S. Lloyd, co-editors of the project, the work is a resource for those who are “eager to understand the origins and impacts of systemic racism, white privilege, and implicit bias,” Meeting at the Table brings voices of African American women together to honestly and transparently share how race and culture affected them in ways related to their families, their careers, and their communities.
Essayists include Regina Bradley, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Anika Noni Rose, Sheila Brooks, Wanda S. Lloyd, Tatia Adams Fox, and other acclaimed writers, speakers, business professionals, and artists.
The essays in Meeting at the Table will not only enlighten readers, but offer paths into vital conversations across racial, cultural, and community divides. These essays will inspire readers from diverse ages and backgrounds to create their own tables of conversations about race.
“This book will be a revelation for so many people—for non-Black folks who have thought about this before,” Ansa said. “There are people out there with goodwill and don’t know what to do, so I think this book is going to be a good guide and wonderful affirmation of women and Black Girl Magic.”
Meeting at the Table: African-American Women Write on Race, Culture and Community is available at downsouthpress.com.