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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.


SFA Celebrates Sarah Dixon Pegues

Last Friday, the University of Mississippi honored Sarah Dixon Pegues, Administrative Assistant for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, for her 35 years of service.

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Insider’s Guide to Eating Nashville

Whether you are coming to Nashville as part of the SFA Summer Symposium or just passing through on one of those criss-crossing interstates, here’s some neighborly advice on places to eat that you won’t necessarily find in a magazine.

Yee's Food Land in Lake Village, Arkansas. Photo by Jung Min (Kevin) Kim

Chinese Grocers in the Mississippi Delta

An alternative to plantation commissaries and catering to a predominately African American clientele, the Chinese American grocer was a mainstay in many Delta neighborhoods well into the 20th century.

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New Nashville Meat-and-Three: Spaghetti

At Ramadan Restaurant in Nashville, diners chop up the long strands of angel hair in marinara –and break up the pieces of banana that go with it.