EthnoLit boasts reviews of and second-looks at ethnonym-ed literature old and new, written in English or in translation.

ethnonym – (noun); (from the Greek: ἔθνος, éthnos, “nation” and ὄνομα, ónoma, “name”) is the name applied to a given ethnic group. Example:  Audre Lorde draws attention to how ethnonyms  afflict works of art by minorities in her poem titled “To the Poet Who Happens to Be Black and the Black Poet Who Happens to be a Woman”


Crystal is a book-nerdy whiskey enthusiast who works in publishing and wishes her house looked like the pretty archival library in The Mummy. She has more room in her home dedicated to books than to basic living staples (like clothes… or food). Crystal reads a lot. She once tried to fill out a profile that asked for her hobbies and spent 30 minutes trying to think of other interests besides reading. The final result was: reading, overusing ellipses, adding voice-overs to zombie movies, french fries, comics, and the blues.

*header photos (left to right): Sui Sin Far, Ameen Rihani, Maria Ruiz de Burton, Langston Hughes, Chester Himes, Sarah Winnemucca, John Rollin Ridge.
(photos are in the public domain)