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African-American Studies

  • African American Folkloreby Anand Prahlad

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    Inspired by the author's passion for African American culture and vernacular traditions, African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students thoroughly addresses key elements and motifs in black American folklore?especially those that have influenced American culture. With its alphabetically organized entries that cover a wide range of subjects... more...

  • Aphrodite's Daughtersby Maureen Honey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Aphrodite?s Daughters introduces us to Angelina Weld Grimkť, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery, African American poetic iconoclasts who viewed the female body as a source of strength and transcendence as they pioneered forthright modes of erotic self-expression during the Harlem Renaissance. Drawing from their published and unpublished poetry,... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IIby Robert P. Goldman; Sheldon I. Pollock

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    This is the second volume of a translation of India?s most beloved and influential epic saga, the monumental R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki . Of the seven sections of this great Sanskrit masterpiece, the Ayodhyak???a is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India. This readable translation... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IIIby Robert P. Goldman; Sheldon I. Pollock

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    This is the third volume of a planned seven-volume translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. This third volume carries forward the narrative by following the exiled hero Rama, his wife, and his brother on their wanderings. The book contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the... more...

  • Born Brightby C. Nicole Mason

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    ?Read this book and see America differently." ?Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night more...

  • Conceptual Aphasia in Blackby P. Khalil Saucier; Tryon P. Woods; Patrice Douglass; Barnor Hesse; Tamara K. Nopper; P. Khalil Saucier; Greg Thomas; Tryon P. Woods; Connie Wun

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book presents a metacritique of racial formation theory. Across a diversity of approaches and objects of analysis, the contributors assess what we describe as the 'conceptual aphasia' gripping racial theorizing in our multicultural moment: analyses of racism struck dumb when confronted with the insatiable specter of black historical struggle.... more...

  • Laying Claimby Patricia G. Davis

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    In Laying Claim: African American Cultural Memory and Southern Identity , Patricia Davis identifies the Civil War as the central narrative around which official depictions of southern culture have been defined. Because that narrative largely excluded African American points of view, the resulting southern identity was monolithically white. Davis... more...

  • The End of Black Studiesby Clovis E. Semmes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Following a history of racial oppression and segregation, Black Americans were able to move in greater numbers into previously all- or predominantly-White colleges and universities. However, they encountered normative structures that excluded or distorted the Black experience and denied Black perspectives. As a result, Black studies grew up reconstructing... more...

  • When We Imagine Graceby Simone C. Drake

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Simone C. Drake spent the first several decades of her life learning how to love and protect herself, a black woman, from the systems designed to facilitate her harm and marginalization. But when she gave birth to the first of her three sons, she quickly learned that black boys would need protection from these very same systems?systems dead set on... more...

  • The Fire This Timeby Jesmyn Ward

    Scribner 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin?s 1963 examination of race in America , The Fire Next Time , as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The... more...