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Judy Juanita

About Judy Juanita

Judy Juanita’s poetry and fiction have been published widely, and her plays have been produced in the Bay Area and New York City. Virgin Soul, her first novel, will be published by Viking Press in April 2013.
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Five Comrades in The Black Panther Party, 1967-1970

Judy Juanita on joining the Black Panthers and revisiting the movement now some 40 years later Continue reading

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Virgin Soul, with buttons and no Fatwa

All The Women In My Family Read Terry McMillan

What to do about black literature, Judy Juanita ponders, on the release of her own novel and finding that it doesn’t fit, not with the books her friends and family are reading. Continue reading

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Luenell lays it out...

The Funny in the Novel

What to do when her agent says her novel (about the Black Panthers) isn’t funny enough? Judy Juanita learns standup. And lives to tell the tale (and jokes) Continue reading

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