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  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • Exploring Black Sexualityby Robert Staples

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 27.99

    Exploring Black Sexuality provides an overview of the myths and stereotypes that surround Black sexuality and an analysis of how Euro-Americans developed these myths as part of a strategy to enslave and exploit Afro-Americans in the new world. It explores various dimensions of Black sexuality, ranging from its roots in the popular culture fashioned... more...

  • Shiftingby Charisse Jones; Kumea Shorter-Gooden

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They... more...

  • All God's Children Need Traveling Shoesby Maya Angelou

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    "An important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American." ? Los Angeles Times Book Review "This is a superb account by a great woman who has embraced a difficult destiny with rare intelligence and infectious joie de vivre." ? The Boston Globe  "Maya Angelou regards the world and herself... more...

  • Black Woman's Burdenby Nicole Rousseau

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the historical endeavors to regulate Black female sexuality and reproduction in the United States, through methods of exploitation, control, repression, and coercion. To that end, this book further explores the continued impact of labeling and stereotyping on the development of policies that lead to the construction of national,... more...

  • Coming of Age in Mississippiby Anne Moody

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story?the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties?and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography,... more...

  • An Introduction to Buddhismby Peter Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Extensively revised and updated, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Buddhism in Asia and the West. more...

  • The Light of Truthby Ida B. Wells; Mia Bay; Mia Bay; Henry Louis Gates

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    "Wells was the most comprehensive chronicler of that common practice for which few words exist that provide sufficient condemnation. For that reason, and for Wells? immense courage, clear pen, and understanding of the nature of journalistic advocacy, this new volume ought to become required reading for anyone interested in American history or current... more...

  • Gather Together in My Nameby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • The Heart of a Womanby Maya Dr Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    "I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself SO moved." -- James Baldwin "Full of laughter and tears, love and hate, failures and triumphs, and above all, understanding." -- John O. Killens "Gather Together in My Name "Gather Together in My Name is part... more...