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The Power of Book Design

In our first follow-up episode, Julie and Eve talk about book design with Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa, an associate professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University and a specialist in 20th century African American literature, book history, and pop culture. They discuss how Black authors and editors have used book design to communicate with readers and exert control over their own narratives.




Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground


"Nishikawa deals with texts that do not usually receive the nuanced treatment he gives them...Street Players is an impressive achievement. It deserves—and needs—to be read."

Clues: A Journal of Detection


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