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Featured: Black Interest


This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.

Black Music

The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.

I Love You Too

Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.

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Upcoming Events

Adam Smyer — Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA

2/22/18, 7:30pm

Join Adam Smyer for the hometown launch of Knucklehead.

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


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. Full details TBA.

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