Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

||| |||

Subject: Forthcoming

Black Lotus 2: The Vow

By:

Forthcoming: 5/5/20

Against her better judgment, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is called upon to try to “eliminate” a mysterious band of thieves calling themselves the Ghost Squad.

The Freedom Artist

By:

Forthcoming: 2/4/20

An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own, by the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.

Nairobi Noir (Kenya)

Edited by:

Forthcoming: 2/4/20

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.

Santa Fe Noir

Edited by:

Forthcoming: 3/3/20

Santa Fe joins Phoenix as a riveting Southwest US installment in the Akashic Noir Series.

Alabama Noir

Edited by:

Forthcoming: 4/7/20

Alabama joins Mississippi as fertile Deep South soil for the Noir Series.

Berkeley Noir

Edited by: and

Forthcoming: 5/5/20

Berkeley brings its own unique blend of Bay Area noir, complementing the grit and grime that preceded it in San Francisco Noir and Oakland Noir.

The Psychic Soviet

By:

Forthcoming: 6/2/20

A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius’s cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition.

The Darkest Hearts

By:

Forthcoming: 8/4/20

Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.