Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is an American author who was raised in Queens, New York. He is the author of a short-story collection, Slapboxing with Jesus and two novels, The Ecstatic and Big Machine. LaValle writes fiction primarily, though he has also written essays and book reviews for GQ, Essence Magazine, The Fader, and The Washington Post, among others.

Slapboxing with Jesus was published in 1999 by Vintage Books. The collection went on to receive wide critical praise. It won the author a PEN/Open Book Award and the Key to Jamaica, Queens. The Ecstatic was published in 2002. In 2003 the novel was a finalist for both the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. Big Machine was published in 2009 by Spiegel & Grau. He has been the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College in Oakland, California and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University. He is currently a visiting professor at Adelphi University.

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The religious ancestry in progress

According to the National Census of October 2002, Christians of all denominations made up 85.1% of Uganda’s population.[1] The Catholic Church has the largest number of adherents (41.9% of the total population), followed by the Anglican Church of Uganda, a part of the worldwide Anglican communion (35.9%). There are numerous Pentecostal churches (4.6%), while 1.0% is grouped under the category “Other Christians”. more…

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