Every day, friend of the SRoB Rahawa Haile tweets a short story. She gave us permission to collect them every week.
I am highlighting a short story every day by authors who aren’t white men because “diversity matters” deserves to be more than sentiment. Because I want people to reevaluate whom, how, and why they read, especially when it comes to this art form. And it isn’t just the canon I have in my crosshairs: it’s a publishing industry that continues to favor white male authors, national newspapers that favor white male authors, a literary magazine tradition that favors white male authors, and MFAs whose graduates, as recently as five years ago, were 72.8% white.
Short Story of the Day #207 There is love in you. pic.twitter.com/J5slGY03X5— Rahawa Haile (@RahawaHaile) July 27, 2015
Short Story of the Day #209 Sara Vogan's "Sunday's No Name Band" (1984) pic.twitter.com/58iWSCiJYR— Rahawa Haile (@RahawaHaile) July 29, 2015
Short Story of the Day #212 Black girls, you can do anything and go anywhere. Don't let them tell you otherwise. 💁🏾⛺️ pic.twitter.com/a6cQrXzQov— Rahawa Haile (@RahawaHaile) July 31, 2015