Palimpsest - Volume #4, Issue #1 (5/2015)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting and Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers


Black Masculinity and Black Women's Bodies: Representations of Black Bodies in Twelve Years a Slave
Tara T. Green

Pedagogy of the Post-Racial: The Texts, Textiles, and Teachings of African American Women
Shanna Greene Benjamin

"Will You Come and Follow Me?": Walking Literacy and Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow
Folashade Alao

Jacqueline Woodson and Queer Black Fiction for Young Adults
Peter C. Kunze

Book Reviews

Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory Among Gullah/Geechee Women by LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014), 278 pp.

Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low, by C. Riley Snorton (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014), 199 pp.

Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism by Shannon Sullivan (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014), 214 pp.

American Cocktail: A Colored Girl in the World, by Anita Reynolds and Howard Miller, and George Hutchinson, editor (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013), 352 pp.

Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century, by Monica Michlin and Jean-Paul Rocchi, editors (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013), 254 pp.

Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism, by Erik McDuffie (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), 328 pp.

The Black Russian, by Vladimir Alexandrov (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013), 304 pp.

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss (New York: Crown, 2012), 432 pp.

Freeman, by Leonard Pitts (Evanston, IL: Agate Bolden, 2012), 432 pp.

Wash, by Margaret Wrinkle (New York: Grove, 2013), 384 pp. and The Housegirl, by Tara Conklin (New York: William Morrow, 2013), 374 pp.