the Contributors of "God Made My Face"

Hilton Als is an award-winning American critic and curator. He is a staff writer at the New Yorker and teaches at both the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University.

Barry Jenkins is an American filmmaker, best known for the Academy Award–winning film Moonlight.

Teju Cole is a Nigerian American writer, whose most recent book is Black Paper (University of Chicago Press, 2021).

Daphne Brooks is a professor at Yale University.

Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan American writer, whose best-known books include The Autobiography of My Mother (1996) and See Now Then (2013).

Stephen Best is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of The Fugitive’s Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession.

David Leeming is Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and author of James Baldwin: A Biography (1994).

Darryl Pinckney is an American writer whose books include High Cotton (1992) and Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-seventh Street, Manhattan (2022).

Marianne Jean-Baptiste is an English actress known for her role in the 1996 comedy-drama film Secrets & Lies.