Articles by A. Igoni Barrett

September 28, 2012

I Want to Be a Book: On Becoming A Writer 17

My father is in Liberia, where there’s a civil war, and he’s writing about it for the newspapers. He loves me, he misses me, he’s sorry he and my mother are no longer together. He hopes I still read as much as I did.

December 29, 2011

The Alternative, The Underground, The Oh-Yes-That-One List of Favorite Books of 2011 7

I have reached out to a band of fresh voices (some new, some established, some you know, some you will soon) and compiled the alternative, the underground, the “oh-yes-that-one” list of favorite books of 2011.