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Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha

Nearly forty years after breaking his way into public consciousness, the indefatigable godfather of indie features and African American cinema presents a graphic novel that serves as the inspiration for his latest film.

I Love You Too

Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.

The System of Dante’s Hell

A reissue of a 1965 novel, a remarkable narrative of childhood and youth, spiraling out of Dante’s Inferno.

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Upcoming Events

Lauren Sanders — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/22/18, 12:00pm

Lauren Sanders (The Book of Love and Hate), will appear on a panel called “Fractured Characters: Fiction,” along with authors Jessie Chaffee (Florence in Ecstasy) and Noley Reid (Pretend We Are Lovely) to discuss their work, following the stories of emotionally fractured characters.

Katia D. Ulysse — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/23/18, 2:00pm

Katia D. Ulysse (Mouths Don’t Speak) will appear on a panel entitled “Fiction: International Stories, Shared Humanities,” alongside Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun) and Annabelle Kim (Tiger Pelt), discussing international disasters, resilience, and the heartbreaking impact on interwoven lives. The event will take place in Central JMRL Library.

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