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[100!] Morgan Jerkins, author of Wandering in Strange Lands

“What did my people have to do to survive in order for me to exist in the first place? That is what’s great about genealogy.” – Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, This Will Be My Undoing and her newest book Wandering In Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. A visiting professor at Columbia University and Senior Editor at ZORA, Jerkins’s short form work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, ELLE, Esquire, and The Guardian, among many others. She is based in Harlem.

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Morgan’s book recommendations:

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin

 

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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