Books by Kiese Laymon


Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is also the author of the memoir Heavy.



Yrsa Daley-Ward


Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon


The Color Purple

Alice Walker


Long Division

Kiese Laymon


Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as...

Da'shaun L. Harrison


Long Division Lib/E

Kiese Laymon


The Black Yearbook [Portraits and Stories]

Adraint Khadafhi Bereal