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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.

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Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780940713222
$39.99
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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.

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Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334089
$18.95
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
$18.00

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
$28.99

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
$21.99
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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.

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Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
$26.99
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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
$14.99
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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.

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Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332184
$26.99

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.

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Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814333556
$24.95
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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.

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Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814332528
$19.99
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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.

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Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814332481
$24.99
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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
$16.99
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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
$18.00

Just for a Thrill

Poems

Geoffrey Jacques

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

Paperback
Published: November 2005
ISBN: 9780814332900
$19.99
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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.

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Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814329870
$32.99

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.

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Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814328521
$30.95

"Gettin' Our Groove On"

Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation

Kermit E. Campbell

A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.

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Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814329252
$26.99

The Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young

Edited by Bill McGraw

New edition of the popular pocket-sized collection of former Detroit mayor Coleman Young’s most memorable quotes.

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Published: May 2005
ISBN: 9780814332603
$7.99
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Published: May 2005
ISBN: 9780814335741
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A Different Image

The Legacy of Broadside Press

Edited by Gloria House, Albert M. Ward, and Rosemary Weatherston

A collection of work from six of Broadside Press’s most influential poets during the 1960s and 1970s.

Paperback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780911550979
$24.95

Caribbean Labor and Politics

Legacies of Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley

Edited by Perry Mars & Alma H. Young

A pioneering collection of studies linking the political and labor backgrounds of two distinguished and dynamic leaders of the Caribbean and the Third World.

Paperback
Published: May 2004
ISBN: 9780814332115
$28.99

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