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Both epic and intimate: The Love Songs of W.E. Du Bois, by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, reviewed

5 February 2022

9:00 AM

5 February 2022

9:00 AM

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Fourth Estate, pp.816, 20

To write a first novel of 800 pages is either supremely confident or crazy. Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, a professor of English at the University of Oklahoma and the author of five poetry collections, now gives us The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, a multigenerational saga set over two centuries.

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