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Featured: Black Interest

The Game Don’t Change

The posthumous novel from legendary Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, who was once a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew.

Bandits & Bibles: Convict Literature in Nineteenth-Century America

What was life like for the gangs of New York and others thrown into the nineteenth-century slammer?


Award-winning novelist Bernice L. McFadden’s highly anticipated new historical novel set amidst the Harlem Renaissance.

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Upcoming Events

Etan Thomas — SINC Conference at George Washington University, Washington, DC

2/24/18, 11:50am

Join Etan Thomas, author of We Matter: Athletes and Activism, at the 2018 Sports Industry Networking and Career (SINC) Conference for a panel on athletes, activism, and social justice. Panel will take place in the Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Affairs Building.

Pete Hamill — NYU School of Journalism, New York, NY

2/26/18, 6:00pm

FACT & FICTION: To celebrate the 50th anniversary edition of his debut novel A Killing for Christ, author Pete Hamill will appear in conversation with National Book Award winner James McBride—both Distinguished Writers in Residence at NYU School of Journalism. Please RSVP here!

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