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Featured: Black Interest

Nairobi Noir (Kenya)

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.

Tales of the Out & the Gone

Controversial literary legend Amiri Baraka’s new short story collection—an Essence Magazine best-seller—will shock and awe.


The first title from The Armory, a new high-quality urban noir imprint edited by Kenji Jasper.

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Upcoming Events

Sterling Watson — Tombolo Books, St. Petersburg, FL

1/5/20, 4:00pm

Sterling Watson launches The Committee at Tombolo Books, in conversation with Colette Bancroft (editor of the forthcoming Tampa Bay Noir).

Adam Mansbach — City Arts & Lectures, San Francisco, CA

1/6/20, 7:30pm

Adam Mansbach presents Fuck, Now There Are Two of You in conversation with Kamau Bell.

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