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  • No Sweetness Here and Other Storiesby Ama Ata Aidoo; Ketu H. Katrak

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2015; US$ 14.95

    Race and relationships during a decade of change in the 1970's by a critically acclaimed African writer. more...

  • Changesby Ama Ata Aidoo; Tuzyaline Jita Allan

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2015; US$ 15.95

    Changes explores the complex world in which the lives of working women have changed, but the cultural assumptions have not. more...

  • The Real Politics of the Horn of Africaby Alex de Waal

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.50

    The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa. It is a contemporary history of how politicians, generals and insurgents bargain over money and power, and use of war to achieve their goals. Drawing on a thirty-year career in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia,... more...

  • The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America, Updatedby Greg Donaldson; Mark D. Naison

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Brownsville's twenty-one housing projects, the young cops and the teenagers who stand solemnly on the street corners are bitter and familiar enemies. The Ville, as the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn is called by the locals, is one of the most dangerous places on earth-a place where homicide is a daily occurence. Now, Greg Donaldson,... more...

  • A Taste of Powerby Elaine Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.95

    Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself. more...

  • Firefightby Ginger Adams Otis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish. As far as this city knew, black men in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tended horses. Nearly a century later, many things in the FDNY had changed--but not the scarcity of blacks. New York had about 300 black... more...

  • The Known Worldby Edward P. Jones

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs... more...

  • The Shirt off His Backby Parry Ebonysatin Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 6.99

    After a brief relationship in college, Catherine and Terry found themselves the parents of twin baby girls; Catherine, a reluctant mother from the start, abandoned the children for a successful career overseas. With the help of family and friends, Terry has raised the twins by himself, and now, eleven years later, is about to expand his family again... more...

  • A Song Flung Up to Heavenby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings . A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to... more...

  • Made in Detroitby Paul Clemens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable BookA powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced. Raised in Detroit during the ?70s, ?80s, and ?90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an area where churches were closing... more...