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Ran Walker is the author of four novels (The Keys of My Soul, B-Sides and Remixes, 30 Love, and Mojo's Guitar), two novellas (Beat Bop and Afro Nerd in Love), and two short story collections (Secrets & Cures and 16 Bars). His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies.

Ran is the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant, and he has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Commission. In addition, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop.

In addition to writing, Ran is a songwriter and music publisher with ASCAP and 1/2 of the electronic soul production t
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Average rating: 3.90 · 61 ratings · 6 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
B-Sides and Remixes
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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B-Sides and Remixes: A Novel
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013
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The Illest: A Novella
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The Last Bluesman: A Novell...
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16 Bars: A Short Story Mixtape
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30 Love
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Mojo's Guitar
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Mojo's Guitar: A Novel
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Secrets and Cures
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One half of the book is an exploration of history, while the other part is gonzo journalism. While I have mixed thoughts on the latter, I applaud Miss Skloot for bringing this story to our collective attention.
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I had my senior seminar class read this to observe its use of POV, plot sequencing, theme, and use of a
African-American literary archetypes (particularly the tragic mulatto). Highly recommended alongside Danza Senna's Caucasia.
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Bridget Morrow Thanks for the add. Hope to read your profile soon.


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