Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts | Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration

Recorded Feb 1, 2022
Direct Download: 20220201-traceym.mp3

In conversation with Bernice McFadden

The author and co-author of 15 books that explore topics such as faith, race, social justice, and motherhood, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts is a professor of English and Black Studies at the Community College of Philadelphia, hosts the podcast HeARTtalk with Tracey Michae’l, and is the founder of HeARTspace, a healing community for those who have experienced trauma. Her writing has appeared in The Washington PostEssenceThe Guardian, and Ebony, among other publications. In her new essay collection, Lewis-Giggetts celebrates the reaffirming power of Black joy as a means of restoration, resilience, and resistance.

Bernice McFadden won the 2017 American Book Award and the 2017 NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work for The Book of Harlan. Her other novels include Praise Song for the ButterfliesSugar, and Gathering of Waters. She was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award and a four-time finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

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