Lit List: Weekend of Friday September 16, 2016

 Silvina Ocampo (Source: Wikimedia) 

Silvina Ocampo (Source: Wikimedia) 

Good evening readers. We hope you had a wonderful week, and if you didn't - the weekend is here! Here's our round-up of must-read literary news, commentary and fiction to add to your weekend reading list.

  • The Tree Man Outside My Window: A homeless man's fanciful singing makes him a target of the police. (The New Yorker)
  • Novelist Rumaan Alam on Maria Cornejo and Her "Ineffable Cool": On fashion's role in realizing dreams.(Elle)
  • Review: Willy Loman's Reckless Daughter or Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances by Elizabeth Powell: On reconciling who we think we are with how the world perceives us. (Ploughshares)
  • The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.: The book Blood at the Root documents a lynching that developed into an anti-black pogrom in 1912. (NPR)
  • The Killer Cats Are Winning!: According to a new book, cats "are an environmental menace of staggering and still-escalating proportions." (The New York Review of Books)
  • Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi: A Mauritian novel deals with exile, self-betrayal, and the struggle of being a teenage girl. (Bookforum)
  • Mihret: Poetry by Hiwot Adilow. (Lamba Literary)
  • Black, Profoundly Learned, and Unsquare: Albert Murray’s Legacy: An interview with Henry Louis Gates about the writer who challenged the "social science fiction of white supremacy.” (Publishers Weekly)
  • Sarandi Street: A woman sees people in her neighborhood come and go, and is pursued by an aggressive presence. (Granta)