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ishmael-reed's picture
Jan.04.2008
Despite the rabble-rousing subtitle, remarkable novelist and critic Reed offers far more than the erudite, colloquial confrontationalism with which he is often pigeon-holed. Essays sometimes focus on the virtues of crucial cultural figures, like Quincy Troupe, or contest divisive works by black...
stephen-colbert's picture
Dec.28.2007
Congratulations—just by opening the cover of this book you became twenty-five percent more patriotic. From Stephen Colbert, the host of television's highest-rated punditry show The Colbert Report, comes the book to fill the other twenty-three and a half hours of your day. I Am America (and So Can...
terry-gamble's picture
Dec.27.2007
A tale of class and race set in the post-World War II of Northern Michigan. Drawing from the rarely intersecting worlds of the Native American population and that of the wealthy summer people who seasonally inhabit the lands once owned by tribes, THE WATER DANCERS is a love story between the...
barry-gifford's picture
Dec.20.2007
“Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels,” declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, along with essays, a screenplay excerpt, and much more.
tim-wise's picture
Dec.17.2007
Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White provides a comprehensive defense of affirmative action programs, especially in higher education, and argues that such efforts are indispensable for the diminution and eradication of institutional racism and white racial privilege. Unlike most...
helen-oyeyemi's picture
Dec.14.2007
Jessamy “Jess” Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of an extraordinary and powerful imagination, she spends hours writing haiku, reading Shakespeare, or simply hiding in the dark warmth of the airing cupboard. As the child of an English father and a Nigerian mother, Jess...