African American Studies

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  1. Book ImageWarrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde

    Alexis De Veaux

    Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award: the first and "essential" (Choice) biography of the author, poet, and American icon of womanhood, black arts, and survival.More

  2. Book ImageM-A-C-N-O-L-I-A: Poems

    A. Van Jordan

    "Jordan is a wizard at capturing vernacular in both conventional forms and his own invention." --Black Issues Book ReviewMore

  3. Book ImageAll Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education

    Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

    "An effective blend of memoir, history and legal analysis."—Christopher Benson, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  4. Book ImageMeeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun

    Faith Adiele

    A wry account of the road from Harvard scholarship student to ordination as northern Thailand's first black Buddhist nun.More

  5. Book ImageA Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

    Suzanne Lebsock

    "[Makes] history, with all its messiness, ugliness, and even humanity, come vividly alive."—Chicago TribuneMore

  6. Book ImageShaking the Tree: A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women

    Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

    "Not since Breaking Ice has an anthology so freed the spirits of African American women."—AiMore

  7. Book ImageAmerican Slavery, American Freedom

    Edmund S. Morgan

    "Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageKennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes

    Jonathan Rosenberg, Zachary Karabell

    Peer inside the White House as Presidents Kennedy and Johnson grapple with racial injustice in America.More

  9. Book ImageReflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present

    Deborah Willis

    "[N]othing less than an epic of Homeric proportions....Willis's magnificent gathering of images...rewrites American history."—Robin D. G. KelleyMore

  10. Book ImageLove on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White

    Heidi Ardizzone, Earl Lewis

    "Too important to be ignored....A fascinating look at America's obsession with race, pride, and privilege."—EssenceMore

  11. Book ImageDeath and the King's Horseman: A Play

    Wole Soyinka

    Second Edition

    A Nobel Prize-winning playwright's classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.More

  12. Book ImageModern African Drama

    Biodun Jeyifo

    The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.More

  13. Book ImageThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself

    Olaudah Equiano, Werner Sollors

    The text of Equiano’s narrative presented here is that of the 1789 first edition.More

  14. Book ImageCode of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

    Elijah Anderson

    Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)More

  15. Book ImageSurviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape

    Charlotte Pierce-Baker

    In this "intelligent", "stunning", and "honest" book, Charlotte Pierce-Baker weaves together the accounts of black women who have been raped and who have felt that they had to remain silent in order to protect themselves and their race.

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