New People, by Danzy Senna, is brutally honest and at times quite funny, and speaks about race in a way that’s new, in the form of a half-crazed, biracial runaway bride story. We meet the young couple, Maria and Khalil, as undergrads at Stanford. “We’re like a Woody Allen movie, with melanin,” Khalil says. Each …
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Danzy Senna’s new novel follows a woman’s love triangle (of sorts) with two men.
Danzy Senna’s new novel grapples with our utopian and impossible fantasies about transcending race.
Reading books rather than trawling social media makes me feel connected—the act of entering a perspective and narrative other than my own. This year especially reading felt like an act of resistance. I read works that reminded me to...
Doreen St. Félix reviews “New People,” the latest novel from Danzy Senna, about black faux-bohemians in brownstone Brooklyn.