Jesmyn Ward

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Jesmyn Ward sets her novels in small-town Mississippi, and uses that setting to explore how America’s racist past continues to burden its present.

Jesmyn Ward: How racism haunts the present

Jesmyn Ward sets her novels in small-town Mississippi, and uses that setting to explore how America’s racist past continues to burden its present.

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Author Jesmyn Ward is regularly called a modern William Faulkner.

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward on how racism haunts the present

Author Jesmyn Ward is regularly called a modern William Faulkner.

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Protests erupted   Tuesday   in Charlotte, North Carolina after police shot and killed a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott. The officer who shot him was also black.

'Fire this Time' author speaks on race, latest police shootings

Protests erupted Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina after police shot and killed a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott. The officer who shot him was also black.

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