Posted on October 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literary scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has revealed his next project: a series of books on Black thinkers and artists.

Gates is guiding, not writing, the Significations collection, which will begin publishing in 2023, reports the New York Times.

Two dozen pairings of contemporary authors and subjects have been announced so far, including Farah Griffin on Toni Morrison, Tiya Miles on Harriet Tubman, Imani Perry on Stevie Wonder, Brandon Terry on Malcolm X, and Wole Soyinka on Léopold Sédar Senghor.

Gates told the NY Times that the books won’t be strictly biographical, but will allow room for reflection.

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