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  • The Opportunity Reader: Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the Urban League's Opportunity Magazine (PB) (1999)
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    The Opportunity Reader: Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the Urban League's Opportunity Magazine (PB) (1999)

    9780375753794
    $27.00
    Modern Library Harlem Renaissance In 1923, the Urban League's Opportunity magazine made its first appearance. Spearheaded by the noted sociologist Charles S. Johnson, it became, along with the N.A.A.C.P.'s Crisis magazine, one of the vehicles that drove...
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  • The New Negro (PB) (1999)
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    The New Negro (PB) (1999)

    9780684838311
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    From the man known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance comes a powerful, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who shaped the Harlem Renaissance movement and who help us to consider the evolution of the African American in society. With...
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  • The Life of Olaudah Equiano (PB) (2020)
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    The Life of Olaudah Equiano (PB) (2020)

    9789851759077
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    Slave narratives are powerful indictments of the horrors of slavery and oppression, invaluable not only for the stories they tell but also for the consistently high quality of their literary style. This book by Olaudah Equiano is one such story. A...
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  • The Harris Men (PB) (2000)
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    The Harris Men (PB) (2000)

    9780743400596
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    RM Johnson's extraordinary novel is a stirring family portrait that resonates with emotion and wit, as a father faces death--and the three sons he abandoned so many years before. "Mr. Harris, I'm sorry, but you have cancer." Although devastated to learn...
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  • The Harris Family (PB) (2002)
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    The Harris Family (PB) (2002)

    9780743423021
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    The unforgettable crew of characters from RM Johnson's bestselling debut novel, The Harris Men, returns in a riveting story of love, loss, and second chances. Julius Harris walked out on his family twenty-five years ago--and not a moment goes by when he...
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  • The Goddess of Beauty (PB) (2009)
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    The Goddess of Beauty (PB) (2009)

    9780615341163
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    The Goddess of Beauty is an exciting new children's book that takes you on a journey to ancient Africa where Goddess Oshun is loved and admired by everyone for her inner and outer beauty. When a young insecure girl on the island of Trinidad runs away...
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  • The Ghosts of Birds (PB) (2016)
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    The Ghosts of Birds (PB) (2016)

    9780811226189
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    The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay, An Elemental Thing, which pulls the reader into "a vortex for the entire universe" (Boston Review). Here, Weinberger...
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  • The Fisher King (PB) (2001)
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    The Fisher King (PB) (2001)

    9780684869704
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    Paule Marshall, the highly acclaimed author of the classic Brown Girl, Brownstones, returns to a Brooklyn setting in this moving and revelatory story of jazz, class, and family conflict over four generations. In 1949, Sonny-Rett Payne, a jazz pianist,...
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  • The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison: Revised and Updated (PB) (2003)
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    The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison: Revised and Updated (PB) (2003)

    9780812968262
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    Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison's literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964),...
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  • The Book of Khartoum: A City in Short Fiction (PB) (2016)
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    The Book of Khartoum: A City in Short Fiction (PB) (2016)

    9781905583720
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    Nestled on the confluence of the Blue and White Niles, the city of Khartoum has, for two centuries, been a focal point for both imperialism and rebellion, a breeding ground for revolutionary fervor, begrudging target for international criticism, and a...
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  • The Black Poets (MM) (1985)
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    The Black Poets (MM) (1985)

    9780553275636
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    "The claim of The Black Poets to being... an anthology is that it presents the full range of Black-American poetry, from the slave songs to the present day. It is important that folk poetry be included because it is the root and inspiration of later,...
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  • The Baltic Origins of Homer's Epic Tales: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Migration of Myth (PB) (2005)
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    The Baltic Origins of Homer's Epic Tales: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Migration of Myth (PB) (2005)

    9781594770524
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    Compelling evidence that the events of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey took place in the Baltic and not the Mediterranean - Reveals how a climate change forced the migration of a people and their myth to ancient Greece - Identifies the true geographic sites of...
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  • Tales of Juha: Classic Arab Folk Humor (PB) (2006)
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    Tales of Juha: Classic Arab Folk Humor (PB) (2006)

    9781566566414
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    Juha is an old Arab comic literary figure (known also to Persians and Turks) around whom countless popular anecdotes were written. He appears variously as preacher and beggar, porter and petty merchant, thief and honest man, judge and social critic, wise...
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  • Study Guide to Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (PB) (2020)
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    Study Guide to Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (PB) (2020)

    9781645420620
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    A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, regarded as one of literature's first counter narratives. As a classic novel written two years before Nigeria's independence, Things...
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  • Study Guide to Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver (PB) (2020)
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    Study Guide to Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver (PB) (2020)

    9781645421023
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    A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Eldridge Cleaver's Soul on Ice, written during his time in Folsom State Prison in 1965. As a memoir and collection of short stories, Soul on Ice guides the reader through...
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  • Study Guide to Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (PB) (2020)
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    Study Guide to Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (PB) (2020)

    9781645422341
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    A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa, one of the last books to come out of British Colonization in Africa. As an autobiographical narrative of the mid-twentieth century, Out of...
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