Regina Bradley’s Boondock Kollage: Stories From The Hip Hop South (Black Studies & Critical Thinking) was published by Peter Lang Publishing on April 27th.
Bradley is an alumna Nasir Jones Hip Hop fellow out of Harvard University. She also is Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Armstrong State University. Additionally, she has already written various books. Bradley even hosted a dialogue series primarily focused on digging deeper into Outkast’s impact on popular culture.
This specific book though features twelve short stories exploring topics such as race and identity. Also, it is set in the post-Civil Rights American South. Though it is a fiction publication, the writings are based on Regina Bradley’s experiences growing up in the rural areas of Georgia according to WABE.
“[The title] is a shout out to Albany, Georgia hip-hop duo Field Mob…But in terms of the idea of ‘boondocks,’ I lived there. Folks are like ‘There’s no such thing as a contemporary rural black South,’ which is why ‘Boondock Kollage’ is so important for me.”
– Regina Bradley via WABE
The book is currently available on Amazon with prices ranging from about $35 to $86.
Bradley sat tonight and read from her book at Charis Books. I think it’s pretty safe to say Regina Bradley’s main focus has been, and remains, pushing the culture forward.