Lit List: February 10, 2017

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

 Gloria Anzaldúa. Credit: K. Kendall via Flickr

Gloria Anzaldúa. Credit: K. Kendall via Flickr

  • La Malinche, a misunderstood figure of Mexican history, seen by Octavio Paz and Gloria Anzaldúa The New Inquiry
  • Why we must reflect on Black History Month and the legacies of Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. The New York Times
  • If Aquinas is a philospher, so are Islamic theologians Aeon
  • Hilton Als on James Baldwin's "luminescent words describing and analyzing dark matters" The New Yorker 
  • The decline of French intellectuals and the decline of France as a construction by French intellectuals The Los Angeles Review of Books 
  • Eva Weber's Black Out is a documentary about the resourcefulness of students in resource-strapped Conakry, Guinea Africa Is A Country
  • The "cranky, creative, controversial" art collectives of the 1950s and 60s Guernica
  • Jacob Riis on the New York tenements whose inhabitants yearned to breathe free Lapham's Quarterly