Watchword A monthly column by Mensah Demary on culture, events current and past, and writers living and dead.

Watchword: How Octavia Butler Teaches Us Persistence

Of all the things that have come and gone in my life, I wanted this one thing, just one: to be a writer.

May 06, 2019
Watchword: A Writer Should Keep the Future in Mind

No one else can judge your practice. You must believe in the work that is in front of you, taking shape before your eyes.

Mar 25, 2019
Watchword: On Toni Morrison’s “The Future of Time”

Morrison understood that the future is animated and expressed through us.

Feb 28, 2019