“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison
“Thank you, Ran, for picking up the guitar of fiction and fretting together characters of such warmth, depth, and humanity.”
~ Tyehimba Jess, Pultizer Prize-winning author of Olio and Leadbelly
"B-Sides and Remixes is rare indeed. It sports lingo of the new and old age [...] and boasts underground artists like The Foreign Exchange, Jesse Boykins III & Eric Roberson. Simply put, this isn’t urban fiction. It’s no grab-it-on-the-corner unedited literary fix. It’s a mix of SOB’s Sol Village, your parent’s music, metropolis and culturally aware adoration."
~ Erica Buddington, HBO Def Poet, author of Of Micah and Men
“Ran Walker's Mojo's Guitar plays an authentic Blues song on the page, filled with all the sorrow, heartache, and beauty that entails. This layered, haunting book is worth listening to.”
~ Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day and Pym
"Walker does an excellent job of pushing the racial envelope [...], confronting preconceptions and notions while always helping readers see the shifting black persona."
~ Shonda Buchanan, author of Equipoise: Poems From Goddess Country and Who's Afraid of Black Indians?