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  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.99

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” ( The New York Observer ) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS... more...

  • Coming of Age in Mississippiby Anne Moody

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties—and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography,... more...

  • Dreams from My Fatherby Barack Obama

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 17.00

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • I Love Yous Are for White Peopleby Lac Su

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    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...

  • A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.95

    "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on... more...

  • A Lie of Reinventionby Jared Ball; Todd Steven Burroughs

    Black Classic Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Marable’s book was controversially acclaimed by some as his magna opus. At the same time, it was denounced and debated by others as a worthless read full of conjecture, errors, and without any new factual content. In this collection of critical essays,... more...

  • The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had... more...

  • Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.99

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider  celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action... more...

  • Black Moroccoby Chouki El Hamel

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 29.00

    Chronicles the experiences, identity, agency and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. more...