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My Monticello

In her debut collection, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson doesn’t shy away from any topic as she calmly delivers a ruthless kind of truth.

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Review of ‘My Monticello’

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s intricate story collection, My Monticello, explores how it feels to be Black or biracial in America. Johnson doesn’t shy away from any topic as she calmly delivers, with too-real certainty, a ruthless kind of truth. 

These six innovative, avant-garde stories showcase Johnson’s ingenuity. In “Control Negro,” a Black professor studies his son…

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