Cover Photo: Naima Coster / HALSEY STREET (Little A, Jan. 2018)
Naima Coster / HALSEY STREET (Little A, Jan. 2018)

My Editor Was Black

Debut author Naima Coster on working with Morgan Parker, the whiteness of publishing, and literary self-determination.

Is this a thing worthy of prideAm I deserving of attention

Zero Chill: Writers of Color Against Respectability.Times

We’re everyone. We have ideas and vaginas,/ history and clothes and a mother. Portrait-ready/American blues. Palm trees and back issues/of , pink lotion, gin on ice, zebras, fig lipstick.

the market—

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the market Book X

Book Xthe market.love about race

Halsey Street

black woman, writer—

Halsey Streetabout

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé The Fly Ladies of ’08.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Beloved

professor

I am the author of HALSEY STREET, a novel of family, loss, and gentrification. It's available now through the Amazon First Reads program and will be available more widely on 1/1/18. I am a Brooklyn native living in North Carolina. I love my dog. You can learn more about me at www.naimacoster.com.