Leila Renee Leila is a 25-year-old writer from Milwaukee. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Fjords Review, Columbia Journal, and other places. She reviews books on Instagram as @black.book.quotes. INSIGHT What James Baldwin and J.M. Coetzee Tell Us About History and Home By LEILA RENEE As much as they sought to swallow the ghosts of history, their eyes remained curiously trained toward home.