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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Interview with Cinelle Barnes

Kendra talks to Cinelle Barnes, the editor of A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New South, which is out now from Hub City Press.

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Books Mentioned

Cinelle Recommends

  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Karen Good Marable
  • Crystal Wilkinson
  • Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
  • The Bitter Southerner
  • Scalawag

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