As necessary conversations about racism, state violence, and the legacy of American slavery continue, it is important to consider the myriad forms of violence that living in a racialized society can take. In We Are Bridges, Cassandra Lane explores the failures and violent erasures of institutional record that impede genealogical research for Black Americans.
The fourth winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, We Are Bridges was selected by a panel of literary judges including Jamia Wilson, Bridgett M. Davis, and Jennifer Baker. The contest is cosponsored by the literary magazine TAYO, and is a key part of Feminist Press's marketing strategy and mentioned frequently at events, in press, and on social media. We have also increased the contest's visibility by adding on several media partners including BUST Magazine, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Well-Read Black Girl, Latinx in Publishing, and more.