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"Black People Are My Business"

Toni Cade Bambara's Practices of Liberation

Thabiti Lewis

Exploration of Bambara’s practices of liberation that encourage resistance to oppression and solidarity.

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Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
Paperback
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
eBOOK
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814344316

Greening the Black Urban Regime

The Culture and Commerce of Sustainability in Detroit

Alesia Montgomery

Describes the struggle to shape green redevelopment in Detroit.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346501
Paperback
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346518
eBOOK
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346525

am-phib-ian

Jessica Lanay

Exploring the will to survive the existential disorientation and emotional loss resulting from fractured relationships with lovers and kin.

Paperback
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780940713284

The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

An authentic voice that is reflective of the author’s sincere appreciation for poetry.

Paperback
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256

come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Available September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
eBOOK
Available September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232

Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

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Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891

African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness

Edited by Mark A. Reid

Employs an interdisciplinary critical approach to discuss a selected group of black-oriented films.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345498
Paperback
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345481
eBOOK
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345504
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I Got to Keep Moving

Stories by Bill Harris

African American characters navigate a physical and spiritual journey beginning in the antebellum South.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345931
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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345948
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Meet Behind Mars

Stories by Renee Simms

Explores the bonds of family, neighbors, lovers, and friends as they are tested in new environments.

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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345122
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345139
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The Official Report on Human Activity

Stories by kim d. hunter

Jazz, opera, and various blues serve as the soundtrack for this collection of fairytales for grown-ups of all ages.

Paperback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345207
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345214
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The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

Hardback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345146
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345153

Broad Sympathies in a Narrow World

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

Dr. Sandra Staton-Taiwo

A colllection of poetic reflections on the public and private life of an American intellectual giant.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780940713260

The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

A personal narrative of past and present racial violence and resistance to terror in the United States.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279
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Beyond Blaxploitation

Edited by Novotny Lawrence and Gerald R. Butters, Jr.

Beyond Blaxploitation is a groundbreaking scholarly anthology devoted to examining canonical and lesser-known films of the blaxploitation movement to demonstrate the richness, depth, and complexity of this intriguing period in motion picture history.

Paperback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814340769
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814340776

Blackness Is Burning

Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition

TreaAndrea M. Russworm

Blackness Is Burning critiques the way the politics of recognition and representation appear in popular culture as attempts to "humanize" black identity through stories of suffering and triumph or tales of destruction and survival.

Paperback
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340516
eBOOK
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340523
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Know the Mother

Stories by Desiree Cooper

Short, searing glimpses of how race and gender shadow even the most intimate moments of women’s lives.

Paperback
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341490
eBOOK
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341506
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A Fluid Frontier

Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland

Edited by Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker
With a foreword by David W. Blight

New research on the long, shared struggle for freedom by people of African descent in the Detroit River borderland from a uniquely bi-national perspective.

Paperback
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339596
eBOOK
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780814339602

Ascension

Poems by Malaika Favorite

A collection of brilliantly crafted poems with intense imagery and cadence, representing the African American experience of enslavement and the author’s rootedness in the folkways and history of African Americans in Louisiana.

Paperback
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780940713239

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit

Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit

Julia Marie Robinson

Hardback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814332917
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340370

Heathen

R. Flowers Rivera

Collection of poems by R. Flowers Rivera, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry award winner.

Paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780979750991

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