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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?

The Hungered One

Akashic launches an African American–focused reprint series with this classic story collection.

Black History Digit

In celebration of the release of Black History Month, our Black History Digit includes excerpts from our two February Releases—Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden and The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland—along with Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail and Kola Boof’s The Sexy Part of the Bible.

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Upcoming Events

Hirsh Sawhney — Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

2/19/19, 6:00pm

Hirsh Sawhney will present South Haven & Delhi Noir at Fairfield University. Hosted by the Asian Studies Program.

Nina Revoyr — Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

3/7/19, 7:30pm

Local author Nina Revoyr’s hometown launch event for A Student of History and her reissue of The Necessary Hunger at Skylight Books.

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