The Most Interesting Dinner Party You’d Ever Attend: An Interview with Lise Funderburg

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP and is her father’s daughter. Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor as well as a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Funderburg’s collection of oral histories, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans … Continue reading The Most Interesting Dinner Party You’d Ever Attend: An Interview with Lise Funderburg

Excerpt: The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916

The following is an excerpt from The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916 by Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly (October, 2019). The book is part of the Borderlands and Transcultural Studies series, a venue for the scholarly study of borderlands—of the encounters, intersections, … Continue reading Excerpt: The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916

“Bitterroot” Wins Two High Plains Book Awards

Susan Devan Harness’ gripping memoir Bitterroot won two 2019 High Plains Book Awards in the categories of Creative Nonfiction and Indigenous Writer. The High Plains Book Awards were established to recognize regional literary works which examine and reflect life on the High … Continue reading “Bitterroot” Wins Two High Plains Book Awards

Happy Book Birthday to Prudence Bushnell’s memoir

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience by Prudence Bushnell.   About the Book: On August 7, 1998, three years before President George W. Bush declared the War on Terror, the radical Islamist group al-Qaeda bombed the American embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, where Prudence Bushnell was serving as U.S. ambassador. Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience is her account of what happened, how it happened, and its impact twenty years later. When the bombs went off in Kenya and neighboring Tanzania that day, Congress was in … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Prudence Bushnell’s memoir