Clifford Thompson

Clifford Thompson is the author of Twin of Blackness: A Memoir, Love for Sale and Other Essays, and a novel, Signifying Nothing. His upcoming book, What It is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues, will be published in the fall.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Jimmy’s Blues

What does it mean when James Baldwin says that he is a blues singer?...


The Damage Done

Clifford Thompson considers the strengths and shortcomings of Roxane Gay's "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body."...


Journey of Miles

Clifford Thompson charts the heroic American journey of Miles Davis....


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