Shazia Rahman is an associate professor of English at the University of Dayton.. Her new book, Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women’s Literary and Cinematic Fictions, is available now. Recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere around the world have shown us the ugly face … Continue reading From the Desk of Shazia Rahman: Planet not Nation
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Making My Pitch: A … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Making My Pitch!
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are sharing a few books that highlight the Civil Rights movement in America and across the world. You can find more Civil Rights titles here. Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: … Continue reading Reading List: Civil Rights
The following contribution comes from Jean Hastings Ardell, co-author of Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey (April 2017). Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. Raw, open, and … Continue reading From the Desk of Jean Ardell: Writing Ila Borders’ Story
An excerpt from Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement (2014, Potomac Books) by Stephen Snyder-Hill. Chapter 4: Lost and Found in Iraq Besides my parents and brother back home I had no ties to anyone. … Continue reading Excerpt: Soldier of Change
When “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the official U.S. policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed in September 2011, soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill (then Captain Hill) was serving in Iraq. Having endured years of this policy, which passively encouraged a … Continue reading George Takei on Solider of Change