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Roxane Gay



Roxane Gay, PhD, is an American author, editor, and professor whose fiction, essays, and commentaries focus on feminism, identity, and the experience of being a woman in modern American culture.

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Roxane Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist

When writer Roxane Gay dubbed herself a “bad feminist,” she was making a joke, acknowledging that she couldn’t possibly live up to the demands for perfection of the feminist movement. But she’s realized that the joke rang hollow.

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Ayiti

Clever and haunting by turns, Ayiti explores the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed.

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Difficult Women

Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail.

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An Untamed State

Roxane Gay is a powerful new literary voice whose short stories and essays have already earned her an enthusiastic audience.

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . .

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The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

Self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women.

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The Best American Short Stories 2018

“I am looking for the artful way any given story is conveyed,” writes Roxane Gay in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2018, “but I also love when a story has a powerful message, when a story teaches me something about the world.

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Not that Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely...

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Roxane Gay—Fitting Into the World in “Hunger” | The Daily Show

Author Roxane Gay opens up about the childhood attack that led to her weight gain, the unwelcome advice she gets daily and writing a different kind of memoir as a fat woman.

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Roxane Gay: Meet the Bad Feminist

She likes pink, will dance to Blurred Lines, occasionally fakes an orgasm… and worries that the sisterhood would not approve. America’s brightest new essayist talks about the dark side of her fierce, funny writing.

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