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Literary Collections - American - African American & Black
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Author: Teju Cole
Release Date: October 12, 2021
A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the ThiefNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYTime • The Guardian • Harper's Bazaar • San Francisco Chronicle &...
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Author: Randall Kennedy
Release Date: September 07, 2021
A collection of provocative essays exploring the key social justice issues of our time—from George Floyd to antiracism to inequality and the Supreme Court. Kennedy is "among the most incisive American commentators on rac...
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Author: Jonah Mixon-Webster | Narrator: Jonah Mixon-Webster
Release Date: July 13, 2021
A radical, urgent collection of poems about Blackness, the self, and the dismantling of corrupt powers in the fight for freedom. A PEN America Literary Award WinnerJonah Mixon-Webster works at the intersections of space and the body, race and re...
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A new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a...
Author: Toni Morrison | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: February 12, 2019
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection—a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.The Source of Self-Regard is brim...
Author: Glory Edim | Narrator: Glory Edim
Release Date: October 30, 2018
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who ...
Author: Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison and John F. Callahan | Narrator: Arthur Morey and Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and A...
Author: Veronica Chambers | Narrator: January LaVoy and Prentice Onayemi
Release Date: January 10, 2017
“Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like her. I want to be that intelligent, confident, and comfortable in my own skin’.” ―Roxane Gay“Even after eight years of watchi...