Paule Marshall, influential writer on ethnic identity dies aged 90

http://bit.ly/2P4T5Z2 Paule Marshall, "an influential writer whose novels and short stories about ethnic identity, race and colonialism reflected her upbringing in Brooklyn as a daughter of poor immigrants from Barbados," died August 12 aged 90 ... In a New Yorker tribute to Marshall and Toni Morrison, author Edwidge Danticat observed: "I love both women and … Continue reading Paule Marshall, influential writer on ethnic identity dies aged 90

Amazon responds to ‘NYT’ article about it selling counterfeit books

http://bit.ly/2TLQSR6 After the New York Times posted a story Monday that pointed to the availability of counterfeit books in Amazon's bookstore, calling the marketplace "a place where copyright laws hold remarkably little sway," the tech giant has responded with a lengthy statement. Amazon said the books under scrutiny are "are authentic titles provided to us … Continue reading Amazon responds to ‘NYT’ article about it selling counterfeit books