ON TONI MORRISON’S SPIRITUAL VISION: A CONVERSATION WITH NADRA NITTLE
In the last chapter of Toni Morrison’s Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales and Feminism in Her Life and Literature (Fortress Press, 2021), Nadra Nittle writes that “[by] placing…Black women storytellers, seers, healers, and root workers in pivotal roles in her ‘village literature,’ Morrison demonstrated that the African-based cultural practices [that Black women] engaged in had real power too.”
The Idiot’s Guide to Religious Reconciliation
In falling in love with my girlfriend’s religion, I was able to make peace with my own.
An Unwanted Two-Spirit
There was no place like home, one’s home, one’s ancestral home, especially when one’s first name was Echezona: “Do not forget.”
Feeling My Way Through A Dark Room
My friend Ram Dass used to practice turning people into trees.