Imani Perry is the author of seven books including her latest, the New York Times bestselling, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon Line to Understand the Soul of a Nation. She is an American interdisciplinary scholar of race, law, literature, and African-American culture, and the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Imani shares with us today about her writing process, inspirations, and sweet tooth.
The Stacks Book Club selection for March is A Mercy by Toni Morrison. e will discuss the book on March 30th with Imani Perry.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- South to America by Imani Perry
- Breathe by Imani Perry
- South to America by Imani Perry (audiobook)
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Jorge Luis Borges
- The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- Nell Painter
- A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres
- Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
- Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
- Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
- The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- The Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin
- Albert Murray
- Moses, Man of the Mountain by Zora Neale Hurston
- On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
- Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
- Wench by by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
- Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
- Kiese Laymon
- Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
- Sarah M. Broom
- The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- Jason Reynolds
- May We Forever Stand by Imani Perry
- Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou
- I’ll Take My Stand introduction by Susan V. Donaldson
- Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
- A Small Place by Jamaica Kingcaid
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- Memoirs by Pablo Neruda
- Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
- The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
- A Mercy by Toni Morrison
- “Ep. 122 Breathe by Imani Perry — The Stacks Book Club (Kiese Laymon)” (The Stacks)
- Family Search
- 23 and Me
- Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
- “#VelshiBannedBookClub Reimagines ‘To Kill a Mockingbird'” (MSNBC)
- “Why ‘White’ should be capitalized, too” (Nell Irvin Painter, The Washington Post)
- Ask the Stacks
- Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu)
- Tick Tick…Boom! (Lin Manuel-Miranda, 2021)
- Andrew Garfield
- “Why Imani Perry doesn’t like Jane Austen novels” (The New York Times)
- Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
- Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books (Philadelphia, PA)
- Harriett’s Bookshop (Philadelphia, PA)
- Charis Books and More (Decatur, GA)
- Harvard Book Store (Cambridge, MA)
- Women and Children First (Chicago, IL)
- Unabridged Bookstore (Chicago, IL)
- “Ep. 89 Staying True to Yourself with Jason Reynolds” (The Stacks)
- “Ep. 2 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid — The Stacks Book Club (Dallas Lopez)” (The Stacks)
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