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THE ATLANTIC - WHAT AMERICANS GET WRONG ABOUT AFRICA

Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie breaks down the importance of accessibility and the diversification of literature in modern societal hubs. When there is not enough quality content being pushed towards willing eager minds, what we get instead are ill-informed and miseducated individuals creating their own assumptions and prejudices. I believe in supporting quality literature and content and implementing creative solutions for pushing out the material to the creatively curious. We become a better community when we are constantly learning about one another. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates - My President Was Black

Ta-Nehisi Coates is an eloquent voice in today's literary landscape. A well read journalist and author I peeped his latest memoir Between the World and Me earlier this year and was completely floored by the visual language and raw memory conveyed in the text. It was a great companion piece next to Jeff Chang's We Gon' Be Alright. In his recent essay(s) for The Atlantic he summarizes his thoughts on President Obama's two terms and how the climate and circumstances that gave rise to his presidency were also factors that created the mess we live in today. It's a cruel, cold world. We need clarity and intelligence like this to help lead us to solutions . You can read the piece here