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February 2013 News & Features

Courttia Newland Asks, Are We Related?

Each month, Akashic invites contributions to our featured blog from our roster of fabulous authors. This February, in celebration of Black History Month and in conjunction with the long-awaited paperback reissue of Nowhere Is a Place, Bernice L. McFadden inaugurated our feature with the wonderful conclusion to her book. This week, Courttia Newland similarly asks, Are We Related?

“Redneck Riviera” by Julie Smith

They were at the Gulfport Shaggy’s, about to celebrate a decent haul on a pot deal with a late-morning bloody and there stood The Treat, looking less Dutch than usual, a little more redneck, talking to some senior stoner with ass-length white hair in a sectioned-off ponytail . . .

Randall Robinson on C-SPAN’s Book TV

Randall Robinson, the renowned author of Makeda, conducted a wide-ranging three-hour interview about his life’s work on C-SPAN2’s In Depth program over the weekend . . .


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