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The Kenya Chronicles

  Today marks the beginning of The Kenya Chronicles—intermittent news and articles about the country of Kenya.  I am here on the African continent for three weeks having been invited by a local university to give a talk about the highs and lows of publishing works of...

People over Profit

Edna Dean Proctor (1829-1923) was a poet originally from Henniker, NH.  She lived in Brooklyn, NY for 30 years but was buried in Framingham where a bridge is named in her honor. Here, she writes about The Weeping Time auction of 1859 –the story I tell in my book of...

FAMILY REUNIFICATIONS HERE AND ABROAD

June 26, 2018 “Don’t separate us. Don’t let us in, but don’t rip us apart.”  So said Arnovis Guidos Portillo who was deported to El Salvador without his 6 year old daughter, Meybellin, who he has not seen in 26 days. In light of the need to urgently reunite these...

Room with a Beautiful VIEW

In a divided country and in a divided world, I encountered an oasis this week. I had the pleasure of being in the studio audience of the daytime television program, The View.  The View, created by journalist Barbara Walters in 1997, is a TV program which brings...

#Where are the Children: The Weeping Time Then and Now

Photo by Andrea Ricketts on unsplash.com   My book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave auction in American History, (Cambridge University Press, 2017) opens with the story of an engaged couple separated from each other on the auction block.  On March 2 and...

Find Anne C. Bailey's non-fiction book : The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History on Amazon.

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