Nafissa Thompson-Spires earned a doctorate in English from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. Her work has appeared in Story Quarterly, Lunch Ticket, the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, and The Feminist Wire, among other publications. She is a 2016 fellow of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop.
Twenty-First-Century Word Paintings: Nafissa Thompson-Spires’s “Heads of the Colored People”
Thompson-Spires’s satire, oriented around questions of blackness, joins a particular tradition of African-American sardonic absurdism....