This week on Black and Published, Nikesha speaks with Lori L. Tharps, an author and ghostwriter living abroad in Spain. Her work sits at the intersection of race and real life. She is the author of three critically-acclaimed nonfiction books including, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (St. Martin's) Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain (Atria), and Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families (Beacon) She also penned the novel, Substitute Me (Atria).
In our conversation, Lori discusses how she's working to expand the definition of the Black experience in life and literature, her personal rift with the ghostwriting industry, and the platforms she's creating for BIPOC literary artists for community and travel.
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