African American Studies

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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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  6. Book ImageOn the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems

    Rita Dove

    A dazzling new collection by the former Poet Laureate of the United States.More

  7. Book ImageThe Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    Audre Lorde

    A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.More

  8. Book ImageBlack Genius: African-American Solutions to African-American Problems

    Regina Austin, Manthia Diawara, Walter Mosley, Et Al.

    Thirteen of black America's most eloquent voices share their visions for a self-sufficient, self-determined future.More

  9. Book ImageToo Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994

    Deborah Gray White

    "Meticulously researched. . . . Too Heavy a Load reads like a wonderful historical novel."--Akilah Monifa, EmergeMore

  10. Book ImageThe Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey

    Toi Derricotte

    "The Black Notebooks is the most profound document I have read on racism in America today. . . . [It] is not just one of the best books on race I have ever read but just simply one of the best books I have ever read."—SapphireMore

  11. Book ImageIn Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West 1528-1990

    Quintard Taylor

    "This is an enthralling work that will be essential reading for years to come. You finish it understanding how integral a part blacks were of the making of the West and, indeed, America." — David Nicholson, Washington PostMore

  12. Book ImageThe Souls of Black Folk

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terri Hume Oliver

    When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.More

  13. Book ImageAr'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

    Deborah Gray White

    Revised Edition

    "This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."—Anne Firor Scott, Duke UniversityMore

  14. Book ImageGo Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings

    Zora Neale Hurston, Pamela Bordelon

    A wonderful discovery of folklore writings-many previously unpublished-by Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God.More

  15. Book ImageWeary Feet, Rested Souls: A Guided History of the Civil Rights Movement

    Townsend Davis

    "Weary Feet, Rested Souls is a valuable and beautiful road map to a landscape we must not forget."—Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense FundMore

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