Eisa Nefertari Ulen is the author of Crystelle Mourning (Atria), a novel described by The Washington Post as “a call for healing in the African American community from generations of hurt and neglect.” She is the recipient of a Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center Fellowship for Young African American Fiction Writers, a Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, and National Association of Black Journalists Award. Her essays on African American culture have been widely anthologized, most recently in Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect? (Haymarket), which won the Social Justice/Advocacy Award for 2017 from the School Library Journal's In the Margins Book Committee. Eisa graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University. A member of the English Department faculty at New York’s Hunter College, she is a founding member of Ringshout: A Place for Black Literature and lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn.
Locs in the Sweat Lodge: On Shonda Buchanan’s “Black Indian”
Eisa Nefertari Ulen reviews Shonda Buchanan's new memoir, "Black Indian."...
In Conversation: On Love, Art, and a New Vision of Liberated Black Womanhood in “An American Marriage”
Eisa Nefertari Ulen interviews Tayari Jones, author of "An American Marriage."...
The Space in Between: Afro-Surreal Liminality in Khary Lazarre-White’s “Passage”
Eisa Nefertari Ulen reviews Khary Lazarre-White's novel "Passage."...
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