“A part of me was writing non-fiction short stories about things I remembered, while another part was preserving the lies I tell myself to ensure the truth doesn’t kill me. This book is about those truths and the ways in which we parcel fact in order to survive.
Dapper Dan née Daniel R. Ray is releasing his memoir ☛DAPPER DAN MADE IN HARLEM [pub: Random House] on July 9th. Fellow fashion legend, André Leon Talley’s blurb alone convinced me to add it to my #tbr list.
The rapper and now author Nas aka Nasir Jones posted the cover of his first children’s book ☛I KNOW I CAN on Instagram today. In the post the king from Queens also announced the launch of MAJR, an online children’s store and a division of the media and entertainment company Mass Appeal.
Kalisha Buckhanon’s fourth novel, ☛SPEAKING OF SUMMER [pub: Counterpoint Press] is showing up on everyone’s to-be-read list, including mine. Fellow author Sandra Jackson-Opoku asks, “Who cares about the disappearance of Summer—a beautiful, broken Black woman? No one but her twin sister, Autumn. Yet things are not always as they appear in this absorbing drama that is equal parts women’s fiction and suspense thriller.