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In this body of works, Glasper paints self-portraits depicting herself as a dedicated reader of great contemporary and historical authors. Her scenes feature the covers of specific books - mostly written by black women - that offer contextual details within her narratives. Each image depicts moments of connection and solidarity between black women - sometimes within a family unit and other times in quiet alliance within the public sphere. The books are held up in front of the figures. The subjects of her paintings are exposed to the literature behind the book’s cover; the cover and title are turned toward the viewer only hinting at the glory, beauty and mysteries found within.

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