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  • Uncle Tom's Childrenby Richard Wright

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful novellas collected here concerns an aspect of the lives of black people in the post-slavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression. Originally published in 1938, Uncle Tom's Children was the first book from Richard Wright, who would continue on to worldwide fame as the... more...

  • Till You Hear from Meby Pearl Cleage

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Pearl Cleage's Just Wanna Testify and a Till You Hear from Me discussion guide. From the acclaimed Pearl Cleage, author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day . . . and Seen It All and Done the Rest , comes an Obama-era romance featuring a cast of unforgettable characters.   Just when it appears... more...

  • What's Really Hood!by Wahida Clark; Victor L. Martin; Bonta; Shawn Trump; LaShonda Teague

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Life in the streets take on a whole new meaning in this urban anthology of "hood" tales compiled by New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark WHAT'S REALLY HOOD! Black Is Blue by Victor L. Martin delves into the life of a corporate woman who falls in love with a thug and finds out just how easy it is to stray from the straight and narrow.... more...

  • Sweet St. Louisby Omar Tyree

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00

    When Anthony "Ant" Poole, a young auto mechanic with a creative approach to the mating game, tries out his latest line on Sharron Francis, he has no idea of the impact it will have. For Sharron, an ordinary girl in search of companionship and happiness, Ant's words are filled with mystery and allure. Would she really be getting an actual piece of him,... more...

  • Moses, Man of the Mountainby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.99

    In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses's life from the day... more...

  • The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsenby Nella Larsen; Charles Larson; Marita Golden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    In The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen , whose career flamed brightly but briefly in the 1920s, we rediscover one of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of sensitive, spirited heroines to find a place for themselves in a hostile world. Passing is the story of a light-skinned beauty who, after... more...

  • Black Bettyby Walter Mosley

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the sleazy shamus' face -- the white man who wanted him to find the notorious Black Betty, an ebony siren whose talent for all things rich and male... more...

  • Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wifeby Nikki Turner

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Long live the Queen of Hip Hop Lit!    Nikki Turner is back with another explosive, page-turning sequel to her #1 bestselling novels A Hustler?s Wife and Forever a Hustler?s Wife.   Yarni Taylor is a successful corporate attorney who wants nothing more than for her husband, Des, to renounce his hustlin? ways and commit to his life as a... more...

  • Getting to Happyby Terry McMillan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    Waiting to Exhale have returned?McMillan fans won't be disappointed.?  ? Dallas Morning News  "It's great to meet up with old friends again." ? People  "Required reading for anyone who cared about Waiting to Exhale ." ? Miami Herald  "Signature McMillan...[An] earthy, funny, personal voice." ? Raleigh News & Observer  "A phenomenal... more...

  • Blackoutby Jerry Lamothe; Anthony Whyte

    Augustus Publishing 2010; US$ 2.95

    It?s August, 2003. All of the Northeast is sweltering, but no place is hotter than Brooklyn, especially the gritty neighborhood known as East Flatbush. Then, in the midst of the heat wave, the unthinkable happens: the power goes out. And stays out. And the longer it?s out, the edgier people get, until finally, edginess gives way to anger. For 48 hours,... more...