In advance of the its November 2021 release, We Are Meant to Rise has been noticed by the literary community. The anthology, edited by Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura and published by the University of Minnesota Press, features 34 essays by Twin Cities-based BIPOC writers, most of whom have participated in More Than a Single Story. Their essays reflect on the collective traumas experienced in Minnesota and throughout the USA, especially focused on race and police violence after the MPD’s murder of George Floyd.
The anthology made its way onto the Star Tribune’s list of the ten “must read” books of Fall 2021, and was reviewed by Publishers Weekly, who described it as a “consistently moving…. passionate take on a fraught moment.”
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