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Half of a Yellow Sun

Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $15.95

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Brother, I'm Dying

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $15.00

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Breakthrough
Politics and Race in the Age of Obama
Written by Gwen Ifill


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $15.00

In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential victory and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Unbowed
A Memoir
Written by Wangari Maathai


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $16.00

In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Opposite House

Written by Helen Oyeyemi


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $14.95

In a dazzling follow-up to The Icarus Girl, Helen Oyeyemi explores the thin wall between myth and reality through the alternating tales of two young women and their search for the truth about faith and identity.

Maja was five years old when her black Cuban family emigrated from the Caribbean to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Woman's Worth
A Novel
Written by Tracy Price-Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $12.95

**Winner, 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for contemporary fiction**

Embracing the shattered pieces of the soul and championing the resilient nature of the heart, A Woman’s Worth takes readers on a journey of startling depth. From a speakeasy whorehouse in the bottoms of Alabama to a luxurious high-rise apartment in Kenya, acclaimed author... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Jim
A Novel
Written by Nancy Rawles


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2006
Price: $12.95

To help her granddaughter accept the risks of loving, Sadie Watson mines her memory for the tale of the unquenchable love of her life, Jim. Sadie’s Jim was an ambitious young slave and seer who, when faced with the prospect of being sold, escaped down the Mississippi with a white boy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wizard of the Crow

Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $16.95

In exile now for more than twenty years, Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet and critic Ngugi wa Thiong’o has become one of the most widely read African writers.

Commencing in “our times” and set in the fictional “Free Republic of Aburiria,” Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of... Read more >
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Sag Harbor

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $15.95

From the award-winning author of John Henry Days and The Intuitionist: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.

Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Zone One

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $15.00

A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One. Mark Spitz is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Written by Isabel Wilkerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the Mark Lynton History Prize
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Sidney Hillman Prize for Book Journalism
Winner of the Stephen E. Ambrose Oral...
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