Celebrating Black History Month: Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta

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Everything Good Will Come Sefi Atta Interlink Books ISBN-10:1566567041 — ♦ — Sefi Atta’s debut novel is a beautiful stirring story on the concept of womanhood, family and love of country. Her protagonist, Enitan Twaio, is a woman of her generation struggling to express her voice in a land that has a history of repressing [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: Sleepless Nights by Norwood Holland

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Sleepless Nights Norwood Holland Windmill Books Ltd. ASIN: B004P8JX4W — ♦ — Drew Smith has it all. By day, he’s a well-known Washington D.C. lawyer with a big house, a nice car, and an adventurist lifestyle. By night, his interest in ‘exotic dancers’ often leads to many club visits and passionate bedroom experiences. Unfortunately, danger [….]

Celebrating Black History Month- LitStack Review: Small by Melissa Brown Levine

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Small Melissa Brown Levine Brown Levine Productions ASIN:B008663XTU — ♦ — Small begins with A Portrait of Abuse, a marvelously written prologue that doubles as both a series of detached observations about the physical scars, called incidents, covering Ansar’s body and an intimate description of Ansar’s appearance. It’s one of my favorite prologues of all [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: LitStack Review – Freeman by Leonard Pitts Jr.

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Freeman Leonard Pitts Jr. Agate Bolden ISBN-10: 1932841644 — ♦ — With the movie “Django Unchained” sparking so much debate in America about the “real” lives of slaves, I found Leonard Pitts Jr.’s novel Freeman to actually be a perfect companion to the movie, minus the extreme violence that Tarantino is known for.  The main [….]

Celebrating Black History Month – LitStack Review: x0 by Sherrie Cronin

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x0 Sherrie Cronin Cinnabar Press ASIN: B007B5OLMA — ♦ — Though Lola and Somadina are hundreds of miles away from each other, they are as similar as they’re different. Lola is a geophysicist in America. She has a loving family – three kids and a husband – and a younger sister she is concerned about [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: Rita Dove – On the Bus with Rosa Parks

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From 92nd Street Y: “So what if we were born up a creek and knocked flat with the paddle, if we ain’t got a pot to piss in and nowhere to put it if we did? Our situation is intolerable, but what’s worse is to sit here and do nothing. O yes. O mercy on [….]

Black History Literary Highlights

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In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve gathered some newsworthy literary highlights from around the web, all of which that feature the artistry, achievements, and voices of African American poets, writers, and playwrights, as well as new books by and about some of the most influential leaders and thinkers of our time.

Celebrating Black History Month: (Link) 8 of the Most Powerful Langston Hughes Quotes

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Via The Huffington Post: February 1 would have been Langston Hughes’s 111th birthday. In celebration of this  legendary poet, author, and social activist, The Huffington Post has pulled together eight of his most powerful quotes on race, life and love. Nearly a century later, the author’s words still resonate and hold relevance today. Source