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Savala Nolan Takes a Hard Look at the White Gaze and Its Blind Spots

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By Tressie McMillan Cottom

DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN
Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body
By Savala Nolan

In “The Art of the Black Essay,” the scholar Cheryl Blanche Butler declared that “the writer does not choose the essayistic form, the essay unfolds out of her.” The essays in Savala Nolan’s first collection, “Don’t Let It Get You Down,” unfold out of her complex relationship with being a big-bodied, mixed-race Black woman.

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