Think that Anti-Racist writings are new in the last few years? We need to think again and keep reading, as we learn in this article by Sarah McEachern “The Creation, Innovation, and Evolution of Early Anti-Racism Writing” which shows writings as early as 1789 (“The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African” by Olaudah Equiano) by those who were enslaved and later gained their freedom. Informative and thought provoking article—well worth the read. You’ll come across a new term (at least to me), bildungsroman which means: a novel dealing with one person’s formative years or spiritual education. This is exactly what Olaudah’s novel is about and it is riveting. Once destined to be a prince and from royal blood, he seeks to regain the dignity that once was his as a man. This article put me in the mind of another book we read in our Books & Wine club, “The Small Island” by Andrea Levy. If you haven’t read this one, please do. You won’t be sorry.