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dolen-perkins-valdez's picture
Oct.07.2009
Situated in the free state of Ohio, Tawawa House offers respite from the summer heat. A beautiful, inviting house surrounded by a dozen private cottages, the resort is favored by wealthy Southern white men who vacation there, accompanied by their enslaved mistresses.
shelley-seale's picture
Oct.01.2009
Dog’s Eye View Media proudly presents a true-life story straight from today’s headlines.  Shelley Seale’s narrative non-fiction book follows the lives of just such children as those brought to life in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India depicts Shelley’...
alev-lytle-croutier's picture
Aug.05.2009
 In her adult title Harem: The World behind the Veil (1989), Croutier explored the Grand Harem in Istanbul's Tokapi Palace, and she returns to this evocative setting in her first novel for young people.  The year is 1720. Twelve-year-old Leyla has always been privy to a happy lifestyle in Istanbul...
debra-a-kemp's picture
May.02.2009
  Despite the collar marking her as a slave of Dunn na Carraice, young Lin is fiercely determined to retain her pride and keep her family intact. That dignity bears a price, for Lin has drawn the wrath of Modred, the youngest prince of Orkney. His single-minded quest to break strong-willed Lin—by...
debra-a-kemp's picture
May.02.2009
  Despite the collar marking her as a slave of Dunn na Carraice, young Lin is fiercely determined to retain her pride and keep her family intact. That dignity bears a price, for Lin has drawn the wrath of Modred, the youngest prince of Orkney. His single-minded quest to break strong-willed Lin—by...
debra-a-kemp's picture
May.02.2009
  Despite the collar marking her as a slave of Dunn na Carraice, young Lin is fiercely determined to retain her pride and keep her family intact. That dignity bears a price, for Lin has drawn the wrath of Modred, the youngest prince of Orkney. His single-minded quest to break strong-willed Lin—by...
caryl-phillips's picture
Apr.19.2009
The secret history which this play, and the book upon which it is based, tells is only one of a vast number of smaller stories which together form the terrible narrative of the slave trade.  
caryl-phillips's picture
Apr.19.2009
This anthology begins over two hundred years ago, with black writers like Ignatius Sancho and Olaudah Equiano, who had direct experience of the slave trade, grappling not only with the difficulties of belonging but also with a new language. A revelatory and compelling anthology which redefines our...
caryl-phillips's picture
Apr.19.2009
What constitutes "home"? Seen through the historical prism of the Atlantic slave trade, Phillips undertakes a personal quest to come to terms with dislocation and discontinuities that a diasporan history engenders in the soul of an individual. Phillips initially journeys from the...
julius-lester's picture
Sep.28.2008
Amina, a young West African woman stolen from her village, is on a slave ship when she discovers that she is pregnant. She soon realizes that this is no ordinary baby, and after arriving in America, she gives birth to Ekundayo, a young man sent by the creator god Amma, the master of life and death...