Write On, Mississippi!

Pour yourself a sweet tea, pull up a lawn chair, and turn the page with us. You're listening to Write on, Mississippi. A podcast taking you inside the minds of America’s most treasured wordsmiths. Brought to you through a partnership of the Mississippi Book Festival — the South’s literary lawn party — and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.


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Ebony Lumumba, Ph.D.

Ebony Olivia Lumumba is an assistant professor of English at Tougaloo College where she chairs the department and teaches courses in global and American literatures. is an active scholar with publications that include a chapter in From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Help: Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Texts of Black Life titled “Must the Novelist Ask Permission?: Authority and Authenticity of the Black Voice in the works of Eudora Welty. She recently published “The Matter of Black Lives in American Literature: Eudora Welty’s Non-Fiction and Photography.”