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Tara M. Stringfellow is a poet, activist and storyteller and author of “Memphis.” Photo provided by Penguin Random House. PHOTO BY MATTHEW F. THOMA

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Epic novel ‘Memphis’ Tells a Good Black Southern Story

For Tara M. Stringfellow, Esq., the idea for her book “Memphis” started from birth. She was born a poet and when things happened in her family, she would make a note to remember it. Even if it was something bleak, with the understanding that those moments were important and something that she would need to write about.