“Fight Songs” Explores the South’s History of Racism and its Relationship to Sports

A review of Ed Southern’s new book, “Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South.”

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Looking Beyond the Lines: Suchitra Vijayan’s “Midnight’s Borders”

Suchitra Vijayan’s “Midnight’s Borders,” a book of narrative reportage, raises pertinent questions about the very foundations of India’s nationalism — the cartography of South Asian nation-states.

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Karen Salyer McElmurray’s “Voice Lessons” Finds Beauty in the Broken and Redefines the Self

A review of Karen Salyer McElmurray’s new memoir, “Voice Lessons.”

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A Teaching Text That Aims to Be More Field Guide than Hero

A review of “Teaching When the World is on Fire,” a collection of essays edited by Lisa Delpit.

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Vulnerability and Humor in “Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light”

Hellen Ellis’ new essay collection, “Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light,” explores friendship, marriage, and growing older with sarcasm and witty commentary.

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‘The Kissing Bug’ Explores the Personal and Global Impacts of a Deadly Disease

A review of Daisy Hernández’s new book, “The Kissing Bug: A True Story of an Insect, a Family, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease.”

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