Posted on 02/16/2021 at 09:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The New York Times has excerpts from two just-released works of nonfiction that are worth sharing today.
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, by Henry Louis Gates Jr., takes a historical look at the multiple functions that religion served for Blacks — and the whites who oppressed them — in the United States.
Our other excerpt to share also focuses on a serious topic.
Blindfold: A Memoir of Capture, Torture, and Enlightenment, by Theo Padnos, is the journalist’s memoir of being held for two years by al Qaeda in Syria.
The book’s blurb notes that Padnos has spent the longest with terrorists of any journalist who managed to gain freedom.
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