Diana L. Hayes is professor emerita of systematic theology at Georgetown University.

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'A Womanist Theology of Worship' reclaims communal and spiritual authority through African legacies

Book review: Lisa Allen offers a new womanist liturgical theology that addresses the violence done to Black bodies that has resulted in disembodied worship and a disconnect between prophetic witness and lived protest.

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An 'ambivalent life': Black diaspora seeks a place to call home

Louis Chude-Sokei's memoir gives us insight into and, hopefully, empathy for Africans of whatever nation and African Caribbeans, seeking a place to call home, and struggling to understand the weird world of the United States, where persons of African descent are stereotyped in a way that affects all of us, regardless of country of origin.

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New memoir asks: What does it mean to be Black, to be a Black woman?

Book review: In Surviving the White Gaze, Rebecca Carroll recalls life growing up adopted into a white family. How do you navigate life when the images of Blackness you have are so few, or embittered, confused or nonexistent?

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New book calls for 'reverse migration' of Black Americans to the South

Book Review: Charles M. Blow's thoughtful, challenging book recounts the Great Migration and its impact on the South. He calls for a return of Blacks to the South to reclaim our lost political heritage.