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Nell’s newest book — a comprehensive new collection of essays spanning art, politics, and the legacy of racism that shapes American history as we know it.
I Just Keep Talking is reviewed by The New York Times and The Washington Post.

I just keep talking book  dust cover with spine
I Just Keep Talking—A Life in Essays by Nell Irvin Painter.
Jacket art: Self-Portrait 11 (2010) by Nell Irvin Painter;
Jacket design by John Fontana;, 4/2024

New editions of Nell's older books:

Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol — now has a new 2nd edition!

Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919 now has a new 3rd edition!

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. praise for I Just Keep Talking

Nell Painter, photo by Dwight Carter