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Author: Robert Jones, Jr.
Release Date: January 05, 2021
A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existenceIsaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's. Tha...
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Author: William Melvin Kelley
Release Date: September 15, 2020
William Melvin Kelley's final work, a Joycean, Rabelaisian romp in which he brings back some of his most memorable characters in a novel of three intertwining stories.Ride on out with Rab and Turt, two o'New Afriqueque's toughfast, ruefast Texnosass ...
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Author: William Melvin Kelley
Release Date: September 15, 2020
The first and only short story collection by William Melvin Kelley, author of A Different Drummer, and the source from which he drew inspiration for his subsequent novels.Originally published in 1964, this collection of sixteen stories includes two l...
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Author: Yaa Gyasi | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: September 01, 2020
Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School...
Author: William Melvin Kelley | Narrator: Jay Smooth
Release Date: June 30, 2020
One of the great jazz novels of any era, A Drop of Patience tells the story of a blind horn player's journey through the themes of race, blindness, and music.At the age of five, Ludlow Washington is given up by his parents to a brutal white-run state...
Author: William Melvin Kelley | Narrator: Jay Smooth
Release Date: June 30, 2020
A searing, provocative satire by one of the most important African-American novelists of the twentieth century that lays bare the abiding racism and the legacy of slavery on the psyche of white America.   Mitchell Pierce is a well-off New Y...
Author: Sam Greenlee | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: May 19, 2020
A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy.Dan Freeman, the "spook who ...
Author: Teju Cole | Narrator: Teju Cole
Release Date: April 28, 2020
“The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that for me: mostly forgotten, except for those few things that I remembered with outsize int...
Author: Teju Cole | Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez
Release Date: April 28, 2020
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY DWIGHT GARNER, THE NEW YORK TIMES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle | NPR | The Root | The Telegraph | The Globe and MailNATIONAL BESTSELLER &b...
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman and Amir Abdullah
Release Date: April 21, 2020
All is fair in love and lust in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire. Unlike their younger brother, André, whose star as a comedian is rising, neither Dwayne ...
Author: James McBride | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: March 03, 2020
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICKA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In Septemb...
Author: Brandon Taylor | Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Release Date: February 18, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE“A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice.Al...