Against the Grain

Against the Grain – November 6, 2007

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Song For Night, the new novella by the Nigerian writer Chris Abani, follows an African boy soldier through the maddening hell of a nonstop civil war. Abani, a former political prisoner, offers up his own reflections on violence, war and the human condition. And Ken Gonzales-Day has done groundbreaking research into racially-motivated lynching. He’s discovered that a plurality of those lynched in California were Latino.