Yaa Gyasi and Roger Reeves Talk ‘Homegoing,’ Ghana, Folklore and Complicity

Born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Yaa Gyasi has written a captivating debut novel that embraces the world in all its complexity. During the 2016 Fall Chicago Humanities Festival, Gyasi conversed with poet Roger Reeves about writing, Ghanaian legacy, and her own family oral traditions. … More Yaa Gyasi and Roger Reeves Talk ‘Homegoing,’ Ghana, Folklore and Complicity

A ‘Chuck Load’ of Comics: Our New Weekly Comics Video Series

We love comics at the Chicago Review of Books, so we’re partnering with a couple of Chicagoans to bring you a new weekly video series, Chuck Load of Comics. In each episode, Chuck and Shauna Lindsey review the week’s new comics and share their picks of the week. … More A ‘Chuck Load’ of Comics: Our New Weekly Comics Video Series

10 New Books to Help You Survive the First 6 Months of Trump

As we inaugurate a president who believes climate change is a hoax, whose cabinet choices have made racist, homophobic, and xenophobic statements, and who has himself spoken hatefully and aggressively about immigrants, Muslims, women, and other marginalized communities, books are more essential than ever. … More 10 New Books to Help You Survive the First 6 Months of Trump