Do booksellers still need sections dedicated to black authors and books?
That’s what Arielle Loren is wrestling with over at Clutch. When Loren was younger, she appreciated that there was a space where she could easily find the books she said reflected her interests. But now that she’s a professional writer, she wonders if the black section is keeping black authors’ work from getting a wider reading.
“Why not diversify mainstream front store literature to reflect the multicultural reality of this country?” she asks. “More than black readers ought to be reading black literature.”
For more, see Gene Demby‘s article at Black Voices.