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  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Linda Brent

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the immensely powerful autobiography of Harriet Jacobs, who wrote under a pen name. A feminist work, she uses her experiences to state and restate her belief that though all unhappiness sprung from being a slave, she had to endure worse, being also a woman. Her experiences show that the only refuge and relief... more...

  • Who's Gonna Take the Weight?by Kevin Powell

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    ?A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination?and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape?is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.? ?Michael Eric Dyson ?Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before,... more...

  • Homelands and Waterwaysby Adele Logan Alexander

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author's own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom. Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England to fight in the... more...

  • Uncle Tom or New Negro?by Rebecca Carroll

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    On the ninetieth anniversary of Booker T. Washington?s death comes a passionate, provocative dialogue on his complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic autobiography, Up from Slavery. Booker T. Washington was born a slave in 1858, yet roughly forty years later he had established the Tuskegee Institute. Befriended by a U.S. president... more...

  • Love Poemsby Nikki Giovanni

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99

    In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers.Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works. From the revolutionary "Seduction" to the tender new poem, "Just a Simple Declaration of Love,"... more...

  • How to Make Black America Betterby Tavis Smiley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 9.99

    Issuing a powerful call for constructive social action, the popular radio and television commentator Tavis Smiley has assembled the voices of leading African American artists, intellectuals, and politicians from Chuck D to Cornel West to Maxine Waters. How to Make Black America Better takes a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach that includes Smiley?s... more...

  • Black Maestroby Joe Drape

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    In Black Maestro, Joe Drape meticulously brings to life the drama, adventures, romances, and heartbreaks of an unlikely participant in the greatest historical events of the twentieth century. It is a breathtaking narrative that takes you from pastoral Kentucky to Mob?controlled Chicago, from the horse country of Poland to the chaos of Red Square,... more...

  • The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanniby Nikki Giovanni

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.49

    This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 1967?1983. THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI will include the complete volumes of five adult books of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement, My House, The Women and the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds. Nikki self?published her... more...

  • The Atlantic Soundby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West... more...

  • Gender Talkby Johnnetta B. Cole; Beverly Guy-Sheftall

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99

    Why has the African American community remained silent about gender even as race has moved to the forefront of our nation?s consciousness? In this important new book, two of the nation?s leading African American intellectuals offer a resounding and far-reaching answer to a question that has been ignored for far too long. Hard-hitting and brilliant... more...