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Body Not My Own

Tanque R. Jones

A collection of tightly crafted poems of intense imagery, sharp cadence, and poignant emotional resonance, representing the African American experience of enslavement in the United States.

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Available February 2021
ISBN: 9780940713291
$20.00

That They Lived

African Americans Who Changed the World

Rochelle Riley and Cristi Smith-Jones

Biographies on African Americans who will inspire today’s youth.

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Available February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347546
$16.99
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Available February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347553

Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists

1945 through the Black Arts Movement

Julia R. Myers

Focusing on the paintings of the talented and thoughtful Harold Neal, this book explores the efflorescence of Detroit African American art in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and the impact the Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Arts Movements had on this art movement.

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Available December 2020
ISBN: 9780912042015
$29.95

You Are My Joy and Pain

Love Poems

Naomi Long Madgett

A collection of lyrical love poems showing Detroit’s poet laureate at the peak of her career.

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Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
$16.99
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Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024

"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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Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
$82.99
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Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
$35.99
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Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344316
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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.

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Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814348314
$18.99
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Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814345153

Greening the Black Urban Regime

The Culture and Commerce of Sustainability in Detroit

Alesia Montgomery

Describes the struggle to shape green redevelopment in Detroit.

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Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346501
$81.99
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Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346518
$34.99
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Published: June 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.

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Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780940713284
$20.00

The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

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

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Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
$16.99
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Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256
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come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

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

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Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
$16.99
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Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232
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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
$18.99
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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.

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Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345498
$84.99
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Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345481
$29.99
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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.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345931
$18.99
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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
$18.99
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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.

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Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345207
$18.99
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Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345214

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.

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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780940713260
$20.00

The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

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

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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
$18.99
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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.

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Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814340769
$34.99
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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.

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Published: October 2016
ISBN: 9780814340516
$34.99
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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.

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Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341490
$15.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341506

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