Bernice McFadden is here to provoke you

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“I am here to provoke you.” That’s what novelist Bernice McFadden tells her students at Tulane University. She’s there to challenge their thinking, push their writing, make them aware of issues.

It’s the teaching equivalent of what her novels do for readers. “You want to give them everything,” she says of her students, and it’s easy to see that’s what she wants to do for her readers as well.

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