Monthly Archives: September 2019

Lorna Dee Cervantes and Ishmael Reed’s Band Perform

Lorna Dee Cervantes performs When Ishmael Cooks the Gumbo to a full house with accompaniment from the Ishmael Reed Band at Yoshi’s Jazz Club San Francisco on 11/14/11. This event was part of a benefit for the Before Columbus Foundation. Cervantes’ Emplumada earned considerable critical acclaim and continues to be an important work in Chicana literature. In 1982 it won the American Book Award.

Laila Lalami Interviewed at National Book Festival

NPR Interviews Lalami about her recent The Other Americans at the event hosted by the Library of Congress. Lalami’s The Moor’s Account received the American Book Award in 2016.