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Aneb Kgositsile

Advice for Applicants

Advice for Applicants

This week I want to try to be of some use to all those of you considering applying to Write A House. Applications open today, and I have no real idea how that process works. Check out the WAH Facebook page, where they have been posting application tips every Monday for the past few weeks. Being as I won the first house and was given the task of writing for the blog because Toby didn’t want to, I thought I’d give some additional tips culled from my personal experiences. 2-6 also double as advice for anyone who wants to move to Detroit in general—also, dear strangers and acquaintances, please stop asking me if it’s a good idea for you to move here. From now on, anyone who asks me and doesn't already have my phone number is just getting a link to this post. All of this is to say: feel free to take these tips with a grain of salt because unless you know me, I’m just another person giving unsolicited advice on the internet.

An Interview with Dr. Aneb Kgositsile

Hello all,I know I typically post on Mondays, but this week things moved a little differently. This week, I've transcribed most of an hour long interview with the poet, activist, editor and professor of African American Studies, Dr. Aneb Kgositsile aka Gloria House. Aneb has worked for many years with Broadside Press, a radical black publishing house founded by the poet Dudley Randall in Detroit in 1965.