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“If Only For One Nite” – uplifting Black gay fiction from the late 90’s

I found If Only For One Nite by James Earl Hardy by accident while wandering the shelves at my local library, and since I’m interested in reading 1. LGBT lit and 2. romance that isn’t about well-to-do white Protestants, I eagerly grabbed it … Continue reading

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Tzuriel ben Kofi, dealer of musical wares (and friendly teddy bear)

Tzuriel, the traveling musical instrument salesman from A Harvest of Ripe Figs. His shop is full of goodies from all over the world, including some he built himself. He can play everything in the shop, at least rudimentarily, but his … Continue reading

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“The Summer We Got Free”: powerful family drama with queer themes

Holy shit. Okay, so maybe reading this book in one sitting, alone in my apartment, wasn’t such a smart idea. I’m a wimp and there was some pretty fucking powerful, heavy, HEAVY, I mean heavy like those magnets that make something tiny … Continue reading

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