Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Persia Walker

PERSIA WALKER is the author of the 1920s Jazz Age novels Harlem Redux, which the Boston Globe called “a full, vibrant portrait of that storied era when Harlem’s pulse was the rhythm of black America,” Darkness and the Devil Behind Me, and Black Orchid Blues. Her short story “Such A Lucky, Pretty Girl” appears in the anthology The Blue Religion. A native New Yorker fluent in German, she is a former news writer for the Associated Press.

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