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From Bourgeois to Boojie

Black Middle-Class Performances

Edited by Vershawn Ashanti Young with Bridget Harris Tsemo

Examines how generations of African Americans perceive, proclaim, and name the combined performance of race and class across genres.

Paperback
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814334683
eBOOK
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814336427

Pages from a Black Radical's Notebook

A James Boggs Reader

Edited by Stephen M. Ward
With an Afterword by Grace Lee Boggs

Collects nearly four decades’ worth of writings by Detroit political and labor activist James Boggs.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814332566
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336410

Keepin' It Hushed

The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric

Vorris L. Nunley

Examines the barbershop as a rhetorical site in African American culture across genres, including fiction, film, poetry, and theater.

Paperback
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814333488
eBOOK
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814336458

Solitude of Five Black Moons

Aurora Harris

Collection of poems by Aurora Harris giving voices to those who are marginalized or oppressed.

Paperback
Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780940713215

Home Sweet Sanctuary

Idelwild Families Celebrate a Century

Gloria House

A cultural study of the remarkable community of Idlewild, an African American resort in northern Michigan.

Paperback
Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780940713222
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Birth of a Notion; Or, The Half Ain't Never Been Told

A Narrative Account with Entertaining Passages of the State of Minstrelsy and of America & the True Relation Thereof

As Written by Bill Harris

A critical look at black identity in American history and popular culture as told from a performative African American perspective.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334089
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814335277

Chronicles of the Pig & Other Delusions

Edward Bruce Bynum

A highly original collection of poetry from Edward Bruce Bynum.

Paperback
Published: January 2010
ISBN: 9780979750922

Roses and Revolutions

The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall

Edited and with an Introduction by Melba Joyce Boyd

Collects significant poetry, short stories, and essays by celebrated African American poet and publisher Dudley Randall.

Hardback
Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9780814334454

The Golden Underground

Poems by Anthony Butts

New from accomplished poet Anthony Butts, a collection of modern free verse with an attention to formal syntax and a keen religious sensibility.

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Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814333891
eBOOK
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814335468
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Race and Remembrance

A Memoir

Arthur L. Johnson

Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.

Hardback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
eBOOK
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814337493
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Who's Jim Hines?

Jean Alicia Elster

A look at issues of race in Depression-era Detroit for young readers, aged 8 through 12.

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Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814334027
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Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335437
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When the Church Becomes Your Party

Contemporary Gospel Music

Deborah Smith Pollard

A look at the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332184

Dear Chester, Dear John

Letters between Chester Himes and John A. Williams

Compiled and Edited by John A. and Lori Williams

A revealing collection of correspondence between Chester Himes and John A. Williams, two prominent twentieth-century African American novelists.

Hardback
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814333556
eBOOK
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814338506

The Flip Wilson Show

Meghan Sutherland

Analyzes the social, political, and institutional context of The Flip Wilson Show, which ran on NBC between 1970 and 1974.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814332528
eBOOK
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814335758

Your Average Nigga

Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity

Vershawn Ashanti Young

An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.

Paperback
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814332481
eBOOK
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814335765

Blue-Tail Fly

Vievee Francis

A poetic treatment of the period of American history between the beginning of the Mexican War and the end of the Civil War, by Michigan poet Vievee Francis.

Paperback
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814333235
eBOOK
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814335215

Adam of Ifé

Black Women in Praise of Black Men

By Naomi Long Madgett

Collection of poetry from Lotus Press.

Paperback
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780916418809

Just for a Thrill

Poems

Geoffrey Jacques

A breakthrough collection of poetry from a distinctive new urban voice.

Paperback
Published: November 2005
ISBN: 9780814332900
eBOOK
Published: November 2005
ISBN: 9780814335635

"Look for Me All Around You"

Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance

Edited by Louis J. Parascandola

This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.

Paperback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814329870

Manipulating the Sacred

Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé

Mikelle S. Omari-Tunkara

The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.

Paperback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814328521

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