THE NUBIAN CHRONICLESWritings of The Black Experience
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ISSN: 1530-7328

Quarterly Newsletter
WINTER 2008 (January – April)

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CONTENTS

1) NUBIAN BELLES-LETTRES
2) STRAIGHT FROM DA PEN
3) DA CYBER CHRONICLES
4) THE POETRY CORNER
5) IN DA CLUB
6) THE WRITE LIFE
7) THE LIVING ROOM
8) MATTHEW’S MUSINGS
9) ASK DEDAN
10) CONTACT US!

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1) NUBIAN BELLES-LETTRES

This issue, we have EIGHT awesome book excerpts and short stories
to whet your literary appetite:

Emma Wisdom – Conjure Man – (short story) – Zachary Turner’s goal
is to please all women who look for male companionship, but his
need to please turns into an obsession that’s deadly.

Maryam Diaab – Where I Want to Be – (book excerpt) – When Alexis
Hunter finds out her boyfriend has a wife and kids, she decides
she’s had enough. No more men. No more heartbreak. This promise
is soon put to the test when she meets pro basketball star Massai
Taylor. Although the attraction is strong, Alexis is gun shy.
To further complicate matters , Massai’s gold-digging girlfriend
is determined to keep them apart at any cost. Can Alexis overcome
her past before she loses her chance with Massai?

Michelle Larks – Keeping Misery Company – (book excerpt) – Taking
place in Chicago, Keeping Misery Company reveals the story of a
religious family experiencing spiritual warfare.

Pam Ridley – Heart Wheels – (short story) – In this Valentine’s
Day short story, an accident tests whether or not the words “I
love you” are actions words, or merely something to say when
it’s convenient.

Lutishia Lovely – Love Like Hallelujah – (book excerpt) – With
infidelity behind them, Tai’s marriage to her pastor husband,
King, is stronger than ever. Even when King’s ex-lover, Tootie,
comes back to town, Tai keeps her cool. That is until she hears
that Tootie has a teenage son no one knew existed—a son who
could be King’s. Tootie isn’t talking, and when she finally
does, can she be believed? Tai doesn’t think so and enlists
the help of her best friend Vivian to find out the truth. What
they find out, however, is more than either of them ever
wanted to know…

Do you know about Karen E. Quinones Miller’s latest novel,
PASSIN’? If not, check out this description and order your
copy TODAY!

Mayme Johnson, with Karen E. Quinones Miller, bring the story
of Johnson’s husband, the Harlem Godfather, Ellsworth “Bumpy”
Johnson.

Persia Walker – Darkness and the Devil Behind Me – (book excerpt)
– The devil claimed Esther Todd. Or so they say. In December
1923, she was a lovely young pianist, a rising star. By January
of ’24, she was on the most wanted list. She’d vanished along
the snowy streets of a storm-swept night in Harlem and thieves
had hit the home of her society patron, pulling off a
million-dollar heist. Were the disappearance and robbery
coincidence or conspiracy? Somebody knew, but nobody was
talking. Three years later, the puzzles remained unsolved.
Crime reporter Lanie Price covered the initial case. Now
a frustrated gossip columnist, she’s ready for a change.
It comes in the form of Esther’s sister, Ruth. Desperate
for closure, Ruth begs Lanie to dedicate her Christmas column
to the case. maybe someone, somewhere will remember something.
Seeking fresh material, Lanie starts asking hard questions,
dangerous questions, the kind just about guaranteed to get
her killed.

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2) STRAIGHT FROM DA PEN

This issues of Da Pen, we introduce you to two wonderful authors:

**Debut novelist, Karamel Brown – GOTTA BE DESTINY

**Hot urban novelist, Y. Blak Moore – SLIPPING

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3) DA CYBER CHRONICLES

In episode #11 of Everything’s Gonna Be Alright: Clemson comes
clean with Tre about Brady, and Cassie – while wondering what’s
behind her husband’s explosive confrontation with Clemson – meets
a man at work who wants to take her out…

NOW, in episode #12: Clemson and Cadu hang out for a little
sisterly bonding about the men in their lives..

::Excerpt::

A sad spell moved across Clemson’s face as she reached for her
fork and took another taste. “Just when things were starting to
look hot between me and Tre, Kat calls and he runs out after her.”

“Damn.” Caduceus began to dig into her plate.

“My sentiments exactly,” Clemson said, as they both began to eat.

After several minutes of peaceful eating, Clemson’s eyes shot up
towards Caduceus. “Oh,” she said, her voice in a whisper. “I
didn’t tell you the most crazy thing.”

“And what would that be?”

“Nothing serious, just that Tre told me he loved me.”

Caduceus fork hit her plate. Clemson would have laughed at the
open mouth look Caduceus had, if the situation wasn’t so serious.

“You are lying to me, girl,” Caduceus said.

“If I’m lying I’m crying, and you can see there are no tears
falling.”

“When did he say this? What did you say?”

“It was last night, as he was leaving. He kissed me and told me
that he loved me.”

Caduceus’ right hand fell to her heart as she just about swooned
back into her seat. “And what did you say?”

“I didn’t say anything,” Clemson said. “I really didn’t get a
chance. He said it and left and I was just sitting on the floor
in disbelief.”

“Wow,” was all Caduceus could muster.

“I know, right? But I don’t know if I believe him.”

“What?” Caduceus asked, incredulous. “You know men don’t use that
word loosely.”

“I know, but he could have been saying it to pacify me because he
left to help Kat out.”

“I highly doubt that,” Caduceus said.

“Whatever the case, all I know is that he said it and now he’s
at the house with Kat fawning all over him.”

“Well, we’ll just have to get your butt back soon so you can watch
yo’ man.”

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4) THE POETRY CORNER

TNC has always provided itself in showcasing talented poets, and
this issue is no different. We give MAD PROPS and LOVE to one
of our fave poets, LATORIAL FAISON, who is our Winter 2008
Spotlight Poet.

When asked WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE, Latorial replied:

Life inspires me. Every single day, every single thing that
happens in my life and our world inspires me to take to the words,
phrases and syncopation of poetry. I write about my own experiences
as well as those world class shots and images of what’s happening
in our world every day. From war and politics to communities,
schools and relationships . . . I am captivated by what does and
does not happen in the world. I am inspired to write to promote

awareness. I write to take a stand. I write to inform. I write
to persuade. I write to encourage. I write to ignite and to
inspire. I write for so many reasons, but it call comes back to
that one word . . . life. If I write about Hurricane Katrina,
that’s life. If I write about politicians, pimping or babies
having babies, that’s life. I don’t know how to write any other

experience, and I get the feeling that I help, even if just a
little bit, to make the world a better place. I seek to enlighten
and to open blind eyes to so many things. But the truth of the
matter is that I write life.

Check out more of Latorial’s interview and poetry at The Poetry
Corner!

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5) IN DA CLUB

@ IN DA CLUB, we spotlight book clubs; this issue, we shed light
on the SistahFriend Book Club! See what THEY have to say
about their book club and about African American literature!

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6) THE WRITE LIFE

In her latest THE WRITE LIFE article, Shon Bacon talks about
DEVELOPING SCENES!

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7) THE LIVING ROOM

In Barbie Manipulation, Stacey tackles Barbie, breasts, and society
in a strong essay that promotes her latest endeavor: GOT BREAST?
– a documentary!

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8) MATTHEW’S MUSINGS

In his latest commentary, The Role of Psycho-Social Development
in the Inferiorization Process, Matthew discusses the various
stages of social development and how important it is for African
American children to taught and brought through the process.

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9) ASK DEDAN

In the latest column, Dedan offers advice to a woman who can’t
seem to get her ex out of her system, despite the fact that both
she and her ex are in new relationships.

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10) CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact The Nubian Chronicles regarding submissions or other
inquiries, please e-mail us at tnc@intothespotlight-inc.com.

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