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Product Description: In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D. Commander traces how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and travelers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa as a means by which to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade...read more

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9780822363118 | Duke Univ Pr, March 24, 2017, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D.

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9780822363231 | Reprint edition (Duke Univ Pr, March 24, 2017), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D.

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Product Description: The study develops a new theoretical approach to the relationship between two media (jazz music and writing) and demonstrates its explanatory power with the help of a rich sampling of jazz poems. Currently, the mimetic approach to intermediality (e...read more

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9783110326543 | Mouton De Gruyter, March 15, 2017, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The study develops a new theoretical approach to the relationship between two media (jazz music and writing) and demonstrates its explanatory power with the help of a rich sampling of jazz poems.

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Product Description: In the 1920s and 1930s Boston became a rich and distinctive site of African American artistic production, unfolding at the same time as the Harlem Renaissance and encompassing literature, theater, music, and visual art. Owing to the ephemeral nature of much of this work, many of the era's primary sources have been lost...read more

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9781625342416 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In the 1920s and 1930s Boston became a rich and distinctive site of African American artistic production, unfolding at the same time as the Harlem Renaissance and encompassing literature, theater, music, and visual art.

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9781625342423 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, February 28, 2017), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: In the 1920s and 1930s Boston became a rich and distinctive site of African American artistic production, unfolding at the same time as the Harlem Renaissance and encompassing literature, theater, music, and visual art.

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Product Description: In the Name of the Mother examines the cultural relationship between African American intellectuals and Italian American writers and artists, and how it relates to American blackness in the twentieth century. Samuele Pardini links African American literature to the Mediterranean tradition of the Italian immigrants and examines both against the white intellectual discourse that defines modernism in the West...read more

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9781512600186 | Dartmouth College, January 3, 2017, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: In the Name of the Mother examines the cultural relationship between African American intellectuals and Italian American writers and artists, and how it relates to American blackness in the twentieth century.

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9781512600193 | Dartmouth College, January 3, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: In the Name of the Mother examines the cultural relationship between African American intellectuals and Italian American writers and artists, and how it relates to American blackness in the twentieth century.

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Product Description: How to Read African American Literature offers a series of provocations to unsettle the predominant assumptions readers make when encountering post-Civil Rights black fiction. Foregrounding the large body of literature and criticism that grapples with legacies of the slave past, Aida Levy-Hussen’s argument develops on two levels: as a textual analysis of black historical fiction, and as a critical examination of the reading practices that characterize the scholarship of our time...read more

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9781479890941 | New York Univ Pr, December 13, 2016, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: How to Read African American Literature offers a series of provocations to unsettle the predominant assumptions readers make when encountering post-Civil Rights black fiction.

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9781479884711 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, December 13, 2016), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: How to Read African American Literature offers a series of provocations to unsettle the predominant assumptions readers make when encountering post-Civil Rights black fiction.

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Product Description: In January 1856, Margaret Garner―an enslaved woman on a Kentucky plantation―ran with members of her family to the free state of Ohio. As slave catchers attempted to capture the fugitives in Cincinnati, Garner cut the throat of her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to prevent her return to slavery...read more

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9780813938677 | Univ of Virginia Pr, August 5, 2016, cover price $49.50 | About this edition: In January 1856, Margaret Garner―an enslaved woman on a Kentucky plantation―ran with members of her family to the free state of Ohio.

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Product Description: Beyond Blaxploitation, the first book-length anthology of scholarly work on blaxploitation film, sustains the momentum that blaxploitation scholarship has recently gained, giving the films an even more prominent place in cinema history...read more
By Walter Metz (contributor)

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9780814340769 | Wayne State Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Beyond Blaxploitation, the first book-length anthology of scholarly work on blaxploitation film, sustains the momentum that blaxploitation scholarship has recently gained, giving the films an even more prominent place in cinema history.

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Product Description: In this provocative study, Michael Soto examines African American cultural forms through the lens of census history to tell the story of how U.S. officialdom―in particular the Census Bureau―placed persons of African descent within a shifting taxonomy of racial difference, and how African American writers and intellectuals described a far more complex situation of interracial social contact and intra-racial diversity...read more

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9781625342492 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 30, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In this provocative study, Michael Soto examines African American cultural forms through the lens of census history to tell the story of how U.

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9781625342508 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 30, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this provocative study, Michael Soto examines African American cultural forms through the lens of census history to tell the story of how U.

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Product Description: Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI's hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing...read more

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9780691130200 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 4, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J.

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9780691173412 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, November 29, 2016), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J.

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Product Description: Tackling fraught but fascinating issues of cultural borrowing and appropriation, this groundbreaking book reveals that Victorian literature was put to use in African American literature and print culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in much more intricate, sustained, and imaginative ways than previously suspected...read more

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9780691169453 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Tackling fraught but fascinating issues of cultural borrowing and appropriation, this groundbreaking book reveals that Victorian literature was put to use in African American literature and print culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in much more intricate, sustained, and imaginative ways than previously suspected.

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Product Description: The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear.  Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.” At least that is what conventional wisdom has lead us to believe...read more

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9781479890439 | New York Univ Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.

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9781479889341 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, November 15, 2016), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear.

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Product Description: In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake." Activating multiple registers of "wake"—the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness—Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and she delineates what survives despite such insistent violence and negation...read more

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9780822362838 | Duke Univ Pr, November 11, 2016, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake.

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9780822362944 | Reprint edition (Duke Univ Pr, November 11, 2016), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake.

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Product Description: Since the Black women's literary renaissance ended nearly three decades ago, a profitable and expansive market of self-help books, inspirational literature, family-friendly plays, and films marketed to black women has emerged. Through messages of hope and responsibility, the writers of these texts develop templates that tap into legacies of literacy as activism, preaching techniques, and narrative formulas to teach strategies for overcoming personal traumas or dilemmas and resuming one's quality of life...read more

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9781438462431 | State Univ of New York Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Since the Black women's literary renaissance ended nearly three decades ago, a profitable and expansive market of self-help books, inspirational literature, family-friendly plays, and films marketed to black women has emerged.

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Product Description: Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about African American girls to explore this understudied phenomenon...read more

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9780252040573 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl.

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9780252082047 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $28.00

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Product Description: Standard literary criticism tends to either ignore or downplay the unorthodox tradition of black experimental writing that emerged in the wake of protests against colonization and Jim Crow-era segregation. Histories of African American literature likewise have a hard time accounting for the distinctiveness of experimental writing, which is part of a general shift in emphasis among black writers away from appeals for social recognition or raising consciousness...read more

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9781421415208 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 30, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Winner, 2016 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, Modern Language AssociationStandard literary criticism tends to either ignore or downplay the unorthodox tradition of black experimental writing that emerged in the wake of protests against colonization and Jim Crow–era segregation.

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9781421421209 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Standard literary criticism tends to either ignore or downplay the unorthodox tradition of black experimental writing that emerged in the wake of protests against colonization and Jim Crow-era segregation.

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Product Description: Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75 explores the intersections of violence, masculinity, and racial and ethnic tension in America as it is depicted in the fiction of Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth...read more

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9781501326479 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75 explores the intersections of violence, masculinity, and racial and ethnic tension in America as it is depicted in the fiction of Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth.

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Product Description: Many people consider Morrison's novels difficult to read. Most of her readers have at least one book on their shelves that they couldn't finish or, when they did finish one, just scratched their heads in confusion. And when we think we are sure we know what she's writing about, it turns out we are half wrong or only getting the tip of the iceberg instead of the whole, beautiful, brooding thing...read more
By Elizabeth Beaulieu (foreword by)

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9781939994547 | For Beginners, October 4, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Many people consider Morrison's novels difficult to read.

Fugitive Testimony traces the long arc of the African American slave narrative from the eighteenth century to the present in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated interplay between the visual and the literary throughout its history. Gathering an archive of ante- and postbellum literary slave narratives as well as contemporary visual art, Janet Neary brings visual and performance theory to bear on the genre's central problematic: that the ex-slave narrator must be both object and subject of his or her own testimony.Taking works by current-day visual artists, including Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, and Ellen Driscoll, Neary employs their representational strategies to decode the visual work performed in nineteenth-century literary narratives by Elizabeth Keckley, Solomon Northup, William Craft, Henry Box Brown, and others. She focuses on the textual visuality of these narratives to illustrate how their authors use the logic of the slave narrative against itself as a way to undermine the epistemology of the genre and to offer a model of visuality as intersubjective recognition rather than objective division.

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9780823272891 | Fordham Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Fugitive Testimony traces the long arc of the African American slave narrative from the eighteenth century to the present in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated interplay between the visual and the literary throughout its history.

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9780823272907 | Fordham Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $27.00

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Product Description: Blackness Is Burning is one of the first books to examine the ways race and psychological rhetoric collided in the public and popular culture of the civil rights era. In analyzing a range of media forms, including Sidney Poitier's popular films, black mother and daughter family melodramas, Bill Cosby's comedy routine and cartoon Fat Albert, pulpy black pimp narratives, and several aspects of post-civil rights black/American culture, TreaAndrea M...read more

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9780814340516 | Wayne State Univ Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Blackness Is Burning is one of the first books to examine the ways race and psychological rhetoric collided in the public and popular culture of the civil rights era.

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Product Description: Many scholars have written about the white readers and patrons of the Harlem Renaissance, but during the period many black writers, publishers, and editors worked to foster a cadre of African American readers, or in the poet Sterling Brown's words, a "reading folk...read more

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9781625342003 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, August 31, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Many scholars have written about the white readers and patrons of the Harlem Renaissance, but during the period many black writers, publishers, and editors worked to foster a cadre of African American readers, or in the poet Sterling Brown's words, a "reading folk.

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9781625342010 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, August 31, 2016), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Many scholars have written about the white readers and patrons of the Harlem Renaissance, but during the period many black writers, publishers, and editors worked to foster a cadre of African American readers, or in the poet Sterling Brown's words, a "reading folk.

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Product Description: The Harlem Renaissance was a watershed moment for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and female empowerment. Aphrodite’s Daughters introduces us to three amazing women who were at the forefront of all these developments, poetic iconoclasts who pioneered new and candidly erotic forms of female self-expression...read more

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9780813570792 | Rutgers Univ Pr, August 5, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: The Harlem Renaissance was a watershed moment for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and female empowerment.

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9780813570785 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, September 2, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The Harlem Renaissance was a watershed moment for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and female empowerment.

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Product Description: Simone C. Drake spent the first several decades of her life learning how to love and protect herself, a black woman, from the systems designed to facilitate her harm and marginalization. But when she gave birth to the first of her three sons, she quickly learned that black boys would need protection from these very same systems—systems dead set on the static, homogenous representations of black masculinity perpetuated in the media and our cultural discourse...read more

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9780226363837 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 22, 2016, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Simone C.

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9780226363974 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 22, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Simone C.

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Product Description: The imaginative literature of African and Afro-American authors writing in Western languages has long been seen as standing outside the Western literary canon. In fact, however, black literature not only has a complex formal relation to that canon, but tends to revise and reflect Western rhetorical strategies even more than it echoes black vernacular literary forms...read more
By Henry Louis Gates (editor)

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9781138683785 | Routledge, August 5, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: The imaginative literature of African and Afro-American authors writing in Western languages has long been seen as standing outside the Western literary canon.

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Product Description: Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane. In this book, Josef Sorett demonstrates that religion was actually a formidable force within these movements, animating and organizing African American literary visions throughout the years between the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s...read more

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9780199844937 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane.

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