This week Akashic in Good Company is delighted to feature a virtual tour of of a wonderful indie bookstore from Chicago’s North Side, The Book Cellar!
July 2013 News & Features
Photos from the highly anticipated H.N.I.C. launch with Prodigy at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO.
Albert “Prodigy” Johnson talks about his novella, H.N.I.C., in a video created by AALBC.
Giselle slid in her green contact lenses before slipping out the back door and tottering in her stilettos across the parking lot to Chief’s car. When she opened the passenger door, she was greeted with the smoke of his nasty cigarette and a bouquet of blue hydrangeas. “For me?” She picked them up off the seat, eased into their place, and leaned over to plant a kiss on Chief’s cheek . . .
Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic intern Gabriella Balza.
Gumbo and I tossed a Frisbee, waiting for our mamas to call us in for dinner, while Danny, another one of my brothers’ friends, screamed by from one end of the block to the other, passing within a few feet of us on his gigantic chopper . . .
Akashic intern Melissa Bean reviews Mundo Cruel by Luis Negrón (Seven Stories Press).
For today’s Akashic Insider, we asked Thomas Glave—author of the newly-released Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh—to write about the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Featured: Black Interest
- The Plot Against Hip Hop
- Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean
- Gomer’s Song
- Every Boy Should Have a Man
- Lost Canyon
- Praise Song for the Butterflies (SIGNED!)
- The Lost Treasures of R&B: A D Hunter Mystery
- Black Marks
- A Million Aunties
- Iron Balloons: Hit Fiction From Jamaica’s Calabash Writer’s Workshop