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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe

Redwood and Wildfire

Redwood and Wildfire - Andrea Hairston Last year's Tiptree Award winner. Romance between a black woman and a biracial (white/Seminole) man which starts off in rural Georgia early in the twentieth century and ends up in Chicago. Lots of good stuff about race, class, sexuality; different approaches to building black success/maintaining black community in the US; the soul-killing effects of necessary complicity with white stereotypes of black and Native people in theatre and film; the importance of art and storytelling to surviving and thriving. Trigger warnings for lynching, rape, homophobia (characters, not author).