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  • The Haunting of Hip Hopby Bertice Berry

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.00

    A ghost story with a beat . . . Bertice Berry follows her finely pitched Blackboard bestselling debut novel, Redemption Song, with a mesmerizing cautionary tale about urban hip hop culture. In ancient West Africa, the drum was more than a musical instrument, it was a vehicle of communication?it conveyed information, told stories, and passed on... more...

  • Babylon Sistersby Pearl Cleage

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    Catherine Sanderson seems to have it all: a fulfilling career helping immigrant women find jobs, a lovely home, and a beautiful, intelligent daughter on her way to Smith College. What Catherine doesn?t have: a father for her child? and she?s spent many years dodging her daughter?s questions about it. Now Phoebe is old enough to start poking around... more...

  • Grindin'by Danielle Santiago

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 16.99

    Danielle Santiago's Little Ghetto Girl: A Harlem Story was an Essence magazine #1 bestseller, a compelling portrayal of the challenges young women face in ghettos across America. Now Santiago's putting it down again, better than ever, moving on from the little girl to the grown woman in Grindin ', the second in her trilogy of Harlem Stories. ... more...

  • Baby Brother's Bluesby Pearl Cleage

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    When Regina Burns married Blue Hamilton, she knew he was no ordinary man. A charismatic R&B singer who gave up his career to assume responsibility for the safety of Atlanta?s West End community, Blue had created an African American urban oasis where crime and violence were virtually nonexistent. In the beginning, Regina enjoyed a circle of engaging... more...

  • Who Does She Think She Is?by Benilde Little

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 16.00

    Aisha Branch is engaged to Will Fitzhugh, and plans for their elaborate society wedding are in the works, when the unthinkable happens -- she falls for another man, hard. All the drama stirs up old feelings in her mother and grandmother, and as Aisha confronts a painful dilemma, the three Branch women take turns telling their own stories, reflecting... more...

  • 47th Street Blackby Bayo Ojikutu

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95

    The prize-winning debut of an incendiary new voice in contemporary American fiction, 47th Street Black is the story of JC and Mookie, whose rise in the gangster-driven ghettos of Chicago is as swift as it is brutal. In the early sixties, 47th street is the heart of black Chicago, where recent migrants from the South come to move up in the world.... more...

  • The Bachelorette Partyby Donald Welch

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    ?You will laugh, cry, and celebrate while connecting with this story of irreplaceable friendships, personal transformation, and the flip side of love. An enlightening and very enjoyable read.? ?Hill Harper, actor and author of Letters to a Young Brother Investment banker Nicole Lawson is about to marry her romantic equal: a gentle, handsome doctor... more...

  • Cubiclesby Camika Spencer

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.99

    New from the Blackboard -bestselling author of When All Hell Breaks Loose : When some old secrets make office politics spiral out of control, three women will have to decide how far they?re willing to go to climb the corporate ladder. At first glance, you couldn?t find three women more different than Margaret, Faulkner, and Joyce. Margaret is almost... more...

  • Lemon Cityby Elaine Meryl Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    In this wry fiction debut, Elaine Meryl Brown plunges lucky readers into a gripping narrative of small-town hijinks and big-time hearts. Rule Number One: Never marry an Outsider. If you do, the boll weevil will bite you back. Rule Number Two: If you can?t be honest, you might as well be dead. Nestled in the foothills of Virginia?s Blue Ridge... more...

  • Christmas in the Hoodby Nikki Turner

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Nikki Turner's Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wife. The undisputed queen of hip-hop fiction, #1 Essence bestselling author Nikki Turner unwraps a talented new collection of writers with raw urban stories to jingle your bells this season. Christmas in the Hood presents fresh talent alongside shining ... more...