June 26, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Book Review of Kimberly Derting’s “The Pledge” by Otessa Ghadar

  Book summary: In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Edward P. Jones: The James Joyce of black Washington

  Edward P. Jones, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. According to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley, Jones is “one of the most important writers of his own generation.” All of the locations described … Continue reading