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Author: Brandon Taylor
Release Date: June 22, 2021
BRANDON TAYLOR IS: “A powerhouse.” —Newsweek“An extraordinary cartographer.” —Esquire“A striking new voice with a vital perspective.” —Harper’s Bazaar“A brilliant writer.” &...
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Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Release Date: April 20, 2021
From New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, named one of USA Today’s 100 Black novelists and fiction authors you should read, comes his final work: an unflinchingly timely novel about history, hearts, and family.&#...
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Author: Courttia Newland
Release Date: April 06, 2021
A monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics, and conscience, set in parallel Londons."This mystical coming-of-age tale...is sure to please fans of thought-provoking speculative fiction."—Publishers Weekly"A River Called Ti...
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Author: Robert Jones, Jr. | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: January 05, 2021
Instant New York Times Bestseller "May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." —The New York Times Book Review “A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...Wh...
Author: William Melvin Kelley | Narrator: Jay Smooth
Release Date: September 29, 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 ...
Author: William Melvin Kelley | Narrator: Jay Smooth
Release Date: September 29, 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 three...
Author: Yaa Gyasi | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: September 01, 2020
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 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.Gi...
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...