Brit Bennett: The Mothers

More than 1.5 million views later, Brit Bennett's essay "I Don't Know What to Do With Good White People" holds up as a timely, thoughtful articulation of race in America, not to mention a welcome reassurance that people on the internet still read thoughtful articulations. Bennett's first novel, The Mothers, goes deeper still. In a tight-knit black community in California, church matriarchs are set abuzz by a seventeen-year-old's pregnancy and abortion over the course of one summer. Here Bennett discusses her story about family and race with author Angela Flournoy.

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