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New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)

This limited-edition nine-piece box set, an African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) project, features the work of new African poets.

Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be

The powerful memoir of a female African American advertising executive’s unprecedented and unlikely success, which began in the Mad Men era.

Trinidad Noir

The Caribbean provides no shelter from the delicious terror of the Akashic Noir Series.

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Upcoming Events

Patricia A. Smith — The Ballroom at Sauced, Evansville, IN

6/2/17, 6:30pm

The Year of Needy Girls Midwest book launch. A conversation with author Patricia A. Smith and Some Go Hungry author J. Patrick Redmond, moderated by Kaylie Jones. Presented in association with First Fridays and Evansville Pride. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, Alta Stage (at Freight and Salvage), Berkeley, CA

6/3/17, 7:00pm

This special Saturday night event brings together ten acclaimed authors to explore the concept of “radical hope,” a guiding principle of the Bay Area Book Festival this year and the title of a new anthology conceived by Oakland writer Carolina de Robertis shortly after the latest Presidential election. She asked award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, […]

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