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• Jewelle Gomez  // Jewelle Gomez is the author of 7 books including the lesbian vampire classic novel, The Gilda Stories. Her new play about James Baldwin will be produced in September 2011. Follow her on Twitter: VampyreVamp. Or her website:

31 Aug Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on The Gift of a Name

The Gift of a Name

The Gift of a Name

My name has been on my mind all of my life.  It’s not like when you’re called Mary Jones…perfectly lovely name but not uncommon.  Gomez isn’t that uncommon either actually; even Gomes (which is the original spelling) isn’t unusual, especially in my father’s Cape Verdean culture. Jewelle, however, is out of the ordinary.  I didn’t […]