La Marr Jurelle Bruce awarded Joe Weixlmann Award at MLA

We’re delighted to announce that La Marr Jurelle Bruce was awarded the Joe Weixlmann Award for Best Essay Representing Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century African-American or Pan-African Literature and Culture. This award is given by African American Review, the Publication of the Black Literature Forum of the Modern Language Association. The essay, entitled “‘The People Inside My Head, Too’: Madness, Black Womanhood, and the Radical Performance of Lauryn Hill,” appeared in a special issue of AAR, “On Black Performance.”