A University of Richmond English professor and an alumna and former trustee were honored last night at the Library of Virginia’s annual Literary Awards Celebration.

Bert Ashe was nominated in both the Nonfiction and People’s Choice Nonfiction categories for his book “Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles.” In “Twisted,” Ashe explores issues of black male identity, black vernacular culture and black hair by narrating the journey of locking his hair while also exploring the history and cultural resonances of the dreadlock hairstyle in America.

More information about “Twisted” is available in the UR Scholarship Repository, a digital archive of faculty scholarship managed by Boatwright Memorial Library.

The Board of Directors of the Library awarded the Honorary Patron of Letters Degree to Carole Weinstein, in recognition of her support of the Library.

Weinstein, a former trustee and alumna, is a longtime University of Richmond supporter and advocate of international programming. She was the lead donor for the Carole Weinstein International Center.

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Professor of English
African American Literature and Culture
20th Century American Literature
Black Vernacular Tradition
Post-Blackness