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Featured: Black Interest

eel on reef

A truly exciting American debut from a Nigerian writer on Chris Abani’s new poetry imprint, Black Goat, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes.


The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s moving exploration into trust, family, redemption, and love.

Hadriana in All My Dreams

Legendary Haitian author Depestre combines magic, fantasy, eroticism, and delirious humor to explore universal questions of race and sexuality.

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Upcoming Events

Catharine H. Murray — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/22/19, 2:00pm

LIVES IN UPHEAVAL: MEMOIRS: Authors Judy Goldman (Together) and Catharine Murray (Now You See the Sky) discuss lives overturned by illness, mishap, grief, and how one survives and continues to live and love.

Kate Samworth — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/23/19, 12:00pm

CHARACTERS COME ALIVE: THE POWER OF ILLUSTRATION: Robert Gipe (Weedeater), Robert Meganck (Superlative Birds), and Kate Samworth (Liza Jane & the Dragon) discuss their detailed and, at times, whimsical book illustrations, and the power of artwork to ignite a narrative.

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