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First of all, loving Ebony.com. It’s a really great looking site. Bravo!
Secondly, while I didn’t entirely agree with the review, mainly the idea of whether or not Bird of Paradise “settl[es] questions of racial identity,” I love how books, films, and other forms of cultural production draw something unique and thoughtful from its beholders. I look forward to discovering Millner’s work, especially seeing that it deals with gentrification (the theme of my next book).
While we’re on the subject: one’s racial and/or cultural identity is never really settled. One should rather do the work of exploring and shifting. We must never settle. We must always examine, redefine, revisit, and revise.