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Charlotte in Five Tamales

A region that has reinvented itself again and again since the Civil War is now in the midst of a newcomer revolution, as people of every background move here from across the United States and around the globe.

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Feeding a Need: Hoy por ti, mañana por mí

When someone from Pinewoods died, it was common to go door to door, or place a bucket at a nearby gas station, to ask for donations to help send the body back to Mexico. What if they rallied the community to help the living?

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When Sicily Came to Charlotte

by Cynthia Joyce (Gravy, Fall 2016) Photos by Kate Medley “You’re from Charlotte?” the waiter asks. “I never meet anyone here who’s actually from Charlotte.” I am having lunch with my parents at Kid Cashew, a newish tapas spot in the Dilworth neighborhood. (I’ve chosen not to order the restaurant’s signature cocktail, Goat’s Breast Milk, … Continued

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#SFAGrad: The Global South

Meet the presenters from SFA’s Graduate Student Conference “Global South” panel.

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Good Fortune by Osayi Endolyn

“What’s Hoppin’ John?” I asked no one in particular. It was 2013, and I was working as a host and server’s assistant at Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta.

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Southern, Reborn

A Vietnamese American woman writing a coming-of-age novel set in and fed by the American South wasn’t a selling point.

Photos by Ava Lowrey.

Fulani Journey

Guelel Kumba’s Afrissippi food truck in Oxford, Mississippi, seeks to keep multiple traditions alive without sacrificing the spirit of any of them.