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helen-oyeyemi's picture
In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a...
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Walk is the story of a journey taken on foot, a deadly perambulation down the wild coastline of Southern Africa. It started at Lambasi in northern Pondoland and it ended not far from what we now know as Port Elizabeth. It is a hike that every South African should have the privilege of taking. For...
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These 28 poems are Barbara Jane Reyes at her urban political and poetic best. Of the collection, M. Evelina Galang, author of HER WILD AMERICAN SELF and ONE TRIBE, writes: "Scribe of global soundscape, Reyes builds upon the heartbeat of literary and blood ancestors, feeding her 'mythic...
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Fashion Talks is a vibrant look at the politics of everyday style. Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles bring together essays that cover topics such as lifestyle Lolitas, Hollywood baby bumps, haute couture hijab, gender fluidity, steampunk, and stripper shoes, and engage readers with...
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From one of the nation's best-known social justice leaders and community activists comes a strategic and informed argument about the pitfalls of limited political vision, and the benefits of an agenda that encompasses, yet moves beyond, equality. The LGBT movement is on one of the most active,...
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Collection of scholarly essays on race in global perspective. This anthology includes essays on race in global societies by some of the nation's leading scholars in the fields of sociology, history, and anthropology.
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  During the first half of the twentieth century, Atlantic City was the nation's most popular middle-class resort--the home of the famed Boardwalk, the Miss America Pageant, and the board game Monopoly. By the late 1960s, it had become a symbol of urban decay and blight, compared by...
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In these personal, evocative, original essays, thirty contemporary black and white, young and older writers--from Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Award winners to brand new voices--share their intimate racial experiences as they take unflinching looks at society and themselves. An incisive, powerful...
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After Senator Barack Obama delivered his celebrated speech, “A More Perfect Union,” on March 18, 2008, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd noted that only Barack Obama “could alchemize a nuanced 40-minute speech on race into must-see YouTube viewing for 20-year-olds.” Pundits established the...