Morgan Jerkins

Maya Reid
1,220 books | 263 friends

Rainey
6,108 books | 76 friends

Celina ...
475 books | 185 friends

Lyra
540 books | 71 friends

Miriam
93 books | 155 friends

Jamie S...
173 books | 130 friends

Becky
9,063 books | 1,656 friends

Safeeya...
369 books | 232 friends

More friends…

Morgan Jerkins

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
August 2016


Morgan Jerkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America and the forthcoming Wandering In Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots.

A graduate of Princeton University and the Bennington Writing Seminars, Jerkins is the current Senior Editor at ZORA of Medium and former Associate Editor at Catapult. She teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts and most recently was the Picador Professor at Leipzig University in Germany.

She's based in Harlem.
...more

Average rating: 4.17 · 10,573 ratings · 1,759 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
This Will Be My Undoing: Li...

4.02 avg rating — 5,575 ratings — published 2018
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wandering in Strange Lands:...

4.03 avg rating — 848 ratings — published 2020 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Caul Baby

3.73 avg rating — 22 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Well-Read Black Girl: Findi...

by
4.40 avg rating — 4,168 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lolita in the Afterlife: On...

by
liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Living Is Easy

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Morgan Jerkins…

Related News

  Mateo Askaripour is a Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel, Black Buck—which Colson Whitehead calls a “mesmerizing novel, executing a high...
68 likes · 7 comments
Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
31 likes · 17 comments
In these strange days of quarantine and isolation, books can be a mode of transport. We may have to stay home and stay still, but through...
64 likes · 42 comments

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Morgan’s Recent Updates

Morgan Jerkins is now friends with Brandon
21944356
Morgan Jerkins rated a book liked it
Black Is the Body by Emily Bernard
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morgan Jerkins rated a book it was amazing
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morgan Jerkins rated a book it was amazing
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morgan Jerkins rated a book it was amazing
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morgan Jerkins rated a book it was amazing
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morgan Jerkins rated a book it was amazing
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
The Old Drift
by Namwali Serpell (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morgan Jerkins has read
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
The Old Drift
by Namwali Serpell (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morgan Jerkins is accepting questions on their profile page.
Morgan Jerkins rated a book it was amazing
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Morgan's books…
“When there is no equality there can not be equivalency.”
Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

“We cannot come together if we do not recognize our differences first. These differences are best articulated when women of color occupy the center of the discourse while white women remain silent, actively listen, and do not try to reinforce supremacy by inserting themselves in the middle of the discussion.”
Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

“In my experience, white people are the only ones who purport to advance equality through the erasure or rejection of marginalized people’s identities, which signals to me that they have fooled themselves into believing that they are “unraced.” This belief is false, because it is based on the idea that whiteness is the human standard and that furthermore, by virtue of them being white, they are the arbiters of humanity.”
Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
tags: race

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Feminist Future: Chapter 2 - How To Be Docile 1 14 Feb 13, 2018 02:10PM  
Feminist Future: Chapter 1 - Monkeys Like You 2 34 Feb 22, 2018 02:12PM  
Albany Public Lib...: This topic has been closed to new comments. SRP 2018 Week 7: Written by a Female Author 38 39 Aug 30, 2018 02:50PM  
Nothing But Readi...: BOOKS READ: Gilderoy Lockhart 639 258 Aug 31, 2018 03:22PM  
Literary Fiction ...: What Is Your Favorite Book Of 2018? 38 161 Jan 29, 2019 04:45AM  
Non Fiction Book ...: Bookworm Question, February 25- March 10, 2019 12 28 Mar 14, 2019 01:36PM  
Ultimate Popsugar...: Woman's History Month 19 116 Apr 02, 2019 07:35PM  
Read Women: Your future reading 32 169 Aug 23, 2019 11:37AM  
Read Women: Author Challenge 2019 85 179 Dec 29, 2019 09:35AM  
216709 Bennington MFA Alums & Students — 17 members — last activity Apr 07, 2017 10:03AM
For current students and alums of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Goodreads registration page forced me to select a "subtopic", so chose "Literature ...more



No comments have been added yet.