Julie Iromuanya

Julie Iromuanya is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press, 2015), a finalist for several awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, among others. Her scholarly-critical work most recently appears in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism; Callaloo: A Journal of African American Arts and Letters; and Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020). She is an assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in the program in creative writing at the University of Chicago and affiliate faculty of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. She is at work on a second novel, “A Season of Light.”

Julie Iromuanya


A Terror Felt Rather Than Seen

In Just Us: An American Conversation, Claudia Rankine’s latest collection of poems, hybrid essays, and photographs, she sets out to ask a random white man how he understands his privilege. I admit, as I read, I’m a mix of emotions—giddy, amused, doubtful, even aghast. It isn’t just the gutsiness of such a proposition, the boldness […]

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