“Where do Black folks put all this pain? Where do we put all our anger?”
“You place yourself in the story, and one by one you begin to fill in the holes the world has left behind.”
“How can I love a people who want to destroy me? How can I protect myself in that love?”
Eleven writers pen letters addressed to fellow Black writers, to their ancestors, to gatekeepers, to members of the media, and to allies, among others.
Ernest Hemingway’s great-granddaughter makes a case for writing letters to help strengthen and sustain your writing practice.