Exultant hurrahs and hearty congratulations to Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams, winners of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for an outstanding literary work with an instructional emphasis. “Established in 1967, at the height of the civil rights movement,” the NAACP notes on its website, the red-carpet ceremony, which was held this year on February 5, “is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts.”
Soul Food Love, a memoir with recipes inspired, as the book’s subtitle explains, “by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family,” is the mother-daughter duo’s second joint literary outing: they are also the authors of a children’s book, The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess.
To read more about their multilayered collaboration, be sure to read Alice Randall’s 2015 essay for Chapter 16 and follow the links to reviews of Soul Food Love and Caroline Randall Williams’s debut poetry collection, Lucy Negro, Redux. To read more about their NAACP Image Award, click here.
For more updates on Tennessee authors, please visit Chapter 16’s News & Notes page, here.