Molly McArdle

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Chester B. Himes: A Biography

Writer and Johns Hopkins professor Jackson isn't the first to write a biography about crime novelist Chester Himes, but he aims to pen the definitive one, with exclusive interviews and full archival access at his disposal...

Good Stock Strange Blood

A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award for her second collection, Discipline, Martin (English, Univ...

Difficult Women

New York Times best-selling writer Gay presents a collection of short stories, her second after 2011's brilliant Ayiti...

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

This first study of its kind follows an enslaved person's life through the lens of their monetary value, from University of Texas at Austin history professor Berry...

Amiable with Big Teeth

One of the brightest lights of the Harlem Renaissance, writer McKay produced a final 1941 novel that was first discovered in 2012 and finally published this year...

Writing To Save a Life: The Louis Till File

Novelist Wideman turns to an underexamined figure in the historic and heartbreaking story of Emmett Till: Till's father, who was executed by the U...

Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

Former Guardian columnist Marqusee investigates heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali's role as both sportsman and political figure during a decade of remarkable change...

Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

Novelist and journalist Ndibe recalls his move from Nigeria to the United States, where he was invited by author Chinua Achebe to be the founding editor of the short-lived but acclaimed magazine, African Commentary...

Black History in Its Own Words

Portraits of and quotes from notable black artists, writers, politicians, and more are featured in this new collection, including Angela Davis, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zadie Smith, and Spike Lee, among others...

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