- Berlin, Germany
- November 02
- Born in Atlanta and raised just outside Washington, D.C., P. Lewis graduated from Howard University in 1992. His first book, "Life of Death," was published by Fiction Collective in 1993; his second novel, "Nate," won the American Book Award in 2006. He has worked as a dishwasher in D.C., a temp in New York City and Rockville, Maryland; with these earnings he was able to get lost in Egypt, Morocco, Greece, Rio de Janeiro, Romania, Istanbul, Damascus, Havana, among other places. He is currently living in Berlin, Germany.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Global McLiterature, redux
August 16, 2013 05:41PM
- What Does "Urban" Really Mean?
August 16, 2013 05:21PM
- The American Literary
August 05, 2013 06:45PM
- An African American in Berlin
August 05, 2013 05:59PM
- A Reply to Robert Lashley's
"Thug Male Prison"
October 12, 2009 06:15PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Since I wrote this piece
in 2009, history has proven
last lines to be all
August 05, 2013 06:15PM
Philip Henderson's Links
Now things have gotten so bad in the literary world that even n + 1, of all magazines, has jumped into the fray. In issue #17 the editors (including presumably Benjamin Kunkel, who has written a fairly "light" novel himself) have come out in full force against "World Literature" (aka Mickey… Read full post »
It's a good question, particularly since no one has really bothered to answer it.
Many people of color would take it as a compliment; I don't. I find it insulting. In a nutshell, "urban" is just another euphenism for "nigger," or "spic." So when people talk about "urban fiction," "urban culture,"… Read full post »
“There was a disturbing discontinuity between the written language of politics and poetry and the world the Arabs confronted each day. It had become harder to write, both men seemed to be saying. Qabbani borrowed the term jahiliyya, meaning pre-Islamic ignorance, to describe the Ara… Read full post »
“Home” was a one-room, 35 square meter sublet on Hasenheide. From the outside it looked fairly glamorous; the walkway was lined with stately tenement houses, old-fashioned gas lamps, and chestnut trees. The marvelous 19th century Südstern cathedral was within close walking… Read full post »
"Thug Male"? Why not just say "American Male," since this is precisely what he is?
The “Thug Male’s” prison is, precisely, the very same prison that each and every one of us is locked up in within these United States. Some of us pretend to be doing better than the… Read full post »