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Shonda Buchanan

Pushcart Prize nominee, daughter of Mixed bloods, a USC Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow and a Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles (COLA) Master Artist Fellow, Shonda Buchanan is the author of five books, including the award-winning memoir, Black Indian. Buchanan's memoir was chosen by PBS NewsHour as a "top 20 books to read" to learn about institutional racism. Learn more at
Shonda 's Articles
, March 25, 2022
One of my sheroes, Dr. bell hooks gave women a language to express our lives, our work and our feelings of love, despair and hope.
, March 18, 2022
Reading stories fed me. So why couldn’t I get back to this habit that I loved and that had saved my life, time and time again?
, July 17, 2020
One Black woman’s prayer, lament and battle cry for the safety of her baby grandson echoes over 400 years of collective hope and heartache for our youth.