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God Carlos

A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early 16th-century Jamaica.

HNIC (limited edition signed package)

Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic’s new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.

The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread

A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.

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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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