Bullets zoomed past him in every direction. Detective Crosby ducked behind a barrel in an alleyway near the warehouse. He crouched low—his pistol gripped tight . . .
October 2015 News & Features
To celebrate the release of Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet . . . and Other Cat-astrophes, Akashic is featuring some of our favorite bookstore and library cats. Today, meet Franny, who lives in Los Angeles’s Skylight Books!
The airport was abuzz with travelers. After a year of performing for audiences who shouted “yes” to their Haitian music, Pappyon, Neg Mawan, Yatande and Zilibo—known as The Haitian Cats—were going on vacation . . .
To celebrate the release of Five Hours: How My Son’s Brief Life Changed Everything, we’re offering a free excerpt from the book on our site.
Congratulations to John Crow’s Devil author Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize!
New Books for Young Readers!
The pain was an explosion of red at the base of his skull. His mouth was bitter, like burnt coal. Ernesto Dela Cruz slowly opened his eyes. He had to, he wasn’t dead. Yet . . .
I am sitting in Row A, Seat 1, dressed in a double-breasted dark oxford gray suit, a plain white shirt, and a dark blue silk tie . . .
Featured: Black Interest
- New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)
- Abstraktion und Einfühlung
- The Girl with the Golden Shoes
- Iron Balloons: Hit Fiction From Jamaica’s Calabash Writer’s Workshop
- A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
- To Funk and Die in LA
- A Simple Distance
- The Book of Harlan
- The Duppy
- Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn