CCLA’s own Jeffery Renard Allen was recently featured in a gorgeous piece by Ayana Mathis on 32 black male writers in T: The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to profiling these thinkers who are “producing literature that is essential to how we understand our country and its place in the world right now,” the piece also shares each’s thoughts on a favorite work of literature by a black American female writer.

Jeff notes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, “This masterful exploration of the Faulknerian notion of “not-history” is by turns disturbing, tragic, weird, funny and sad.”

For more on Jeff’s forthcoming collection Fat Time, please click here.