Wednesday Round-Up: Finding Zion, Fried Chicken and Black Women in Britain.

Wednesday Round-Up: Finding Zion, Fried Chicken and Black Women in Britain.

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

It’s Wednesday, I’ve searched the web, so you don’t have to. Let’s get to those tasty, new links.

1. Check out this quickie but quirky interview with novelist turned memoir writer, Emily Raboteau. Her new book, Searching for Zion is travelogue, crossed with journalism, mixed with memoir. In the book, Raboteau travels the world trying to find the ‘Promised Land’ for Black folks.  I’m reading it right now and fell in love on the first page.

2. Talk about tasty. I watched Soul Food Junkies on Monday night and immediately wanted some fried chicken and pound cake. Seriously, I did. But that’s not exactly the intended message of this charming documentary that seeks to understand the pleasure and pain we get from Soul Food. Check it out.

3. What does it mean to be a Black woman in Britain today? Funny, I was thinking about teaching a class on just that topic when I stumbled on this uber-cool organization that’s all about celebrating women of color in Britain. Check out I’mPossible. Very inspirational. And don’t you just love those accents. Fabulous!

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