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- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 18.00
In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception... more...
- ECW Press 2008; US$ 12.95
Following the author through Toronto in the 1940s and 1950s, this engrossing memoir depicts the evolution from a middle class childhood into an unconventional adulthood. Escaping his origins to fulfill his dreams, the author gains a surprising perspective, discovering that Europe?s old world cultural superiority is just as hollow as the institutions... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00
Paul Laurence Dunbar was ?the most promising young colored man? in nineteenth-century America, according to Frederick Douglass, and subsequently one of the most controversial. His plantation lyrics, written while he was an elevator boy in Ohio, established Dunbar as the premier writer of dialect poetry and garnered him international recognition. More... more...
- Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 18.00
Terrance Hayes is a dazzlingly original poet, interested in adventurous explorations of subject and form. His new work, Hip Logic , is full of poetic tributes to the likes of Paul Robeson, Big Bird, Balthus, and Mr. T, as well as poems based on the anagram principle of words within a word. Throughout, Hayes's verse dances in a kind of homemade... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 40.99
With chapters that undertake ideological critiques of education, religion, the politics of reparations, and the problematics of black radical politics in contemporary culture and society, Du Bois's Dialectics employs Du Bois as its critical theoretical point of departure and demonstrates his (and Africana Studies') contributions to, as well as contemporary... more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 16.00
This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George?s book chronicles the rise and fall of ?race music? and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated... more...
- Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 12.00
It is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son. And there's the sound of the blues, played and sung by young men and women with little... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 11.95
Through lively and revealing interviews with women from various walks of life, this account speaks directly to the single black woman's experience, addressing unique challenges such as income discrepancies between genders, the high rate of male incarceration, and the "Baby Mama Syndrome." Women discuss the false expectations they face from men,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 11.95
Being black and male is serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men. This raw and spellbinding narrative, full of unexpected turns of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
Using an international approach, this book demonstrates the way that the intersection of gendered and ethnic identities operate at work and home. It provides an authoritative account of ethnicity and gender at work, and the theoretical underpinning explanations. more...