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  • A Member of the Clubby Lawrence Otis Graham

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Member of the Club is a searching book of essays ranging from examining life as a black Princetonian and corporate lawyer to exploring life as a black busboy at an all white country-club. From New York magazine cover stories Invisible Man and Harlem on My Mind to such new essays as "I Never Dated a White Girl" and "My Dinner with Mister Charlie:... more...

  • White Guiltby Shelby Steele

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 1955 the murderers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted of their crime, undoubtedly because they were white. Forty years later, O. J. Simpson, whom many thought would be charged with murder by virtue of the DNA evidence against him, went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. Clearly, a sea change had... more...

  • Black Lies, White Liesby Tony Brown

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    PBS television commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host Tony Brown has been called an "out-of-the-box thinker" and, less delicately, and "equal opportunity ass kicker." Those who attempt to pigeonhole him do so at their own peril. This journalist, media commentator, self-help advocate, entrepreneur, public speaker, film director, and author... more...

  • The End of Angerby Ellis Cose

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?A tremendously important book?gracefully done, painfully perceptive?fearless in its honesty.? ?Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities ?The most authoritative accounting I?ve seen of where our country stands in its unending quest to resolve the racial dilemma on which it was founded.? ?Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Carry... more...

  • A COUNTRY OF STRANGERSby Conrad Richter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 9.95

    A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home . . . Her reception here, her rejection and that of her Indian son by her Caucasian father and sister . . . the conflicts of her Indian upbringing with the white way are related."  more...

  • The Fire Next Timeby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative... more...

  • Stories of Scottsboroby James Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    "A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought." -- Washington Post Book World To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To... more...

  • Fifty Shades of Feminismby

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    Fifty years after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism - all coloured a brilliant neuro-pink? In this volume, fifty women young and old - writers, politicians, actors, scientists, mothers - reflect on... more...

  • Living Dollsby Natasha Walter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    `I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.? Empowerment, liberation, choice. Once the watchwords of feminism, these terms have now been co-opted by a society that sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised... more...

  • Paul Robeson For Beginnersby Paul Von Blum; Elizabeth Von Notias; Ramsess

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    Paul Robeson, despite being one of the greatest Renaissance figures in American history, still remains in relative anonymity. An exceptional scholar, lawyer, athlete, stage and screen actor, linguist, singer, civil rights and political activist, he performed brilliantly in every professional enterprise he undertook. Any serious treatment of civil... more...