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Jessica B. Harris

Jessica B. Harris is the author, editor, or translator of more than sixteen books, including a chronicle of her postcard collection, In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play (Mississippi, 2016), and twelve cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African diaspora. She is a consultant for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and a professor at Queens College, CUNY.


Charleston, SC.

A Square Meal

Spring 2015 | Essays

Humans have always been collectors. Prehistoric graves contain heaps of shiny pebbles, rudimentary jewelry, and other items that bear millennial witness to our gathering instinct. The Egyptians, master accumulators indeed, truly believed that they [...]