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

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • The Atlantic Soundby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Yet a Strangerby Deborah Mathis

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    In a provocative examination of the state of race relations today, Deborah Mathis provides personal and sociological perspective on what it feels like for African Americans who continue to be segregated spiritually and emotionally from the rest of the country. Mathis airs mutual fears and suppositions and shines a spotlight on how far we still have... more...

  • I Love Yous Are for White Peopleby Lac Su

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    As a young child, Lac Su made a harrowing escape from the Communists in Vietnam. With a price on his father's head, Lac, with his family, was forced to immigrate in 1979 to seedy West Los Angeles where squalid living conditions and a cultural fabric that refused to thread them in effectively squashed their American Dream. Lac's search for love and... more...

  • Running a Thousand Miles for Freedomby William Craft; Ellen Craft

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William,... more...

  • America in Black and Whiteby Stephan Thernstrom; Abigail Thernstrom

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 18.00

    In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception... more...

  • Clotelby William W. Brown; Hilton Als

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.00

    The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery. Powerfully reimagining this story, and weaving together a variety of contemporary source materials, Brown fills the novel with daring escapes and encounters,... more...

  • Out of the Madnessby Jerrold Ladd

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    A raw and hopeful autobiography of a young African-American who used self-education and sheer force of will to overcome the battery of drugs, violence, and abject povery of his early life in the Dallas projects. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Paul Laurence Dunbar; Herbert Martin

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00

    Paul Laurence Dunbar was ?the most promising young colored man? in nineteenth-century America, according to Frederick Douglass, and subsequently one of the most controversial. His plantation lyrics, written while he was an elevator boy in Ohio, established Dunbar as the premier writer of dialect poetry and garnered him international recognition. More... more...

  • Understanding Labor and Employment Law in Chinaby Ronald C. Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    This 2009 book provides a clear overview of the labor and employment law environment in China and its legal requirements. more...