JOE OKONKWO

Author of the award-winning novel Jazz Moon

writer

Sing it

I came across a quote that resonates with me. It's from Gloria Naylor, one of my favorite writers who, unfortunately, doesn't seem to write anymore. She's written magnificent books like Mama Day, Linden Hills, and, my favorite of hers, Bailey's Café. The Women of Brewster Place is her most famous work, but I can't say I'm crazy about it.

"Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song." — Gloria Naylor