Ricardo Aleixo performing in 2017. By Elisangela Leite. License: CC BY 2.0.
I am whatever you think a black man is. You almost never think about black men.
Performance poet Ricardo Aleixo's "My Man," which first appeared several years ago in an issue of Words Without Borders dedicated to Afro-Brazilian writing, is now being republished as part of this month's focus on "International Black Voices on Race and Racism."
Looking for great new writing from around the globe, but not sure where to start? Welcome to Words Without Borders Campus, where we publish well-translated global stories, poems, graphic lit, and essays, alongside multimedia cultural resources that work well remotely or in person.
Who couldn't use a little magic this fall? Towards that end, we've pulled together six global stories that combine realism and fantasy. Each story features a young person facing real-world problems, and finding support in the form of a slightly magical intervention. Travel with us to the Middle East, East Asia—and an unnamed village somewhere in the Spanish-speaking world, sometime in the future.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has said that one of his first acts will be to re-enter the U.S. into the Paris Climate Accord. To help students understand what this might mean on both a global and an individual level, you might have them read the stories, poems, essays, and graphic literature recently published in the recent Climate issue of the magazine Words Without Borders.