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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is a fiction writer, essayist, occasional screenwriter, and a fanatic tea drinker. Follow her on Twitter: @MorganTheScribe.

The Personal Essay for Women of Color Confessionalists

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

The Personal Essay for Women of Color Confessionalists

The post you’re reading is part of Book Riot’s observance of #BlackOutDay. We are turning our attention fully to issues ...

Kafka and the Black Lives Matter Movement

“You can’t go away when you’re under arrest.” “And why am I under arrest?” he then asked. “That’s something we’re ...

Read This Underappreciated Book: ERASURE by Percival Everett

If you’re interested in the plight of being a modern-day African-American author, please read Erasure by Percival Everett.  I think that ...

Why Do We Sanitize Fairy Tales?

Over the summer, I picked up a teaching job in Brooklyn where I instructed children ages 7-15 on reading comprehension, ...

The Case for Not Dating A Non-Reader

Almost a month ago, I moved to New York City. I told my family and friends that I was moving ...

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of THE METAMORPHOSIS

The other day, I was randomly searching literary anniversaries and I realized that this year marks the 100th year anniversary ...

Kill Your Faves: Atticus Finch

This post is part of our Harper Lee Reading Day: a celebration of one of the most surprising literary events of ...

Is Our Concept of “Well-Read” Elitist?

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

What Makes Writing Sensual?

Last night, the ceiling about me ached with dance. Music dripped down the walls like rain in an old house. ...