Winners selected for the Americanah writing and arts contests!

December 14, 2016

Congratulations to our first-prize winners of our $50 Amazon gift cards, Dana, Somer, and Wendy!

Rowan University Libraries and the Rowan Writing Center invited students to participate in a contest inspired by a passage from this year’s RU Reading Together novel, Americanah:

"The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie...But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive...It’s true. I speak from experience.”

Our winners responded to the passage and placed first in the following categories:

Art contest:  Somer Knisely 
Writing contest:  Wendy Jo Brewer
Trip to D.C. contest:  Dana Rickle

These three winning selections are attached to this news article. We hope you enjoy reading/viewing them as much as we did!