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Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

A timely memoir about world-record-breaking Wyomia Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories amidst the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections. ***Tigerbelle will be available wherever books are sold on September 4, 2018 and exclusively from our website on March 26, 2018. Paperback orders placed through our website will ship immediately, and hardcover orders will ship on or before 4/9/18.

Black Marks

A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.

Iron Balloons: Hit Fiction From Jamaica’s Calabash Writer’s Workshop

Jamaica’s literary lion Colin Channer presents new fiction from the freshest young Jamaican authors and the Calabash International Literary Festival’s Extended Family.

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Upcoming Events

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.

Bernice L. McFadden — 2018 National Black Writers Conference, Brooklyn, NY

3/24/18, 4:00pm

Join Bernice L. McFadden (The Book of Harlan) for the “Featured Author Conversation” with Donna Hill at the 2018 National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College.

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