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  • Once (PB) (1976)
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    Once (PB) (1976)

    9780156687454
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    This first volume of poetry established Walker as a poet of unusual sensitivity and power. All of the poems in this collection were written either in East Africa, where Walker spent the summer of 1965, or during her senior year at Sarah Lawrence College...
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  • Ocean (PB) (2020)
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    Ocean (PB) (2020)

    9781501348631
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    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The ocean comprises the largest object on our planet. Retelling human history from an oceanic rather than terrestrial point of view unsettles our...
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  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play (PB) (1985)
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    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play (PB) (1985)

    9780452261136
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    NOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND CHADWICK BOSEMAN From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson comes the extraordinary Ma Rainey's Black Bottom--winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. The...
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  • Living by the Word (PB) (1989)
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    Living by the Word (PB) (1989)

    9780156528658
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    In meditative and passionate prose, these provocative essays explore feminist, environmental, and political issues and shed new light on racial debates, including the controversy surrounding Walker's bestseller, The Color Purple.
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  • Lives of Frederick Douglass (HC) (2016)
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    Lives of Frederick Douglass (HC) (2016)

    9780674055810
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    Frederick Douglass's fluid, changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in the many conflicting accounts he gave of key events and relationships during his journey from slavery to freedom. Nevertheless, when these differing self-presentations are...
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  • Limba Stories and Story-Telling (PB) (2018)
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    Limba Stories and Story-Telling (PB) (2018)

    9781532645051
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    The Limba are rice farmers living in the hills of northern Sierra Leone who have, until recently, been somewhat despised by their neighbours. Yet they possess a subtle and fascinating literature, as illustrated by this detailed study of their stories,...
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  • Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays: The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers? (PB) (1994)
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  • Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women 1860-1960 (PB) (1988)
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    Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women 1860-1960 (PB) (1988)

    9780385248426
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    Concentrating on carefully chosen selections from ten writers, Mary Helen Washington explores the work, the realities, and the hopes of black women writers between 1860 and 1960. Featuring works by Harriet Jacobs, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Pauline E...
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  • Interviews with Black Writers (PB) (1973)
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  • Institutional racism and the search for African American masculinity and identity in selected works of Richard Wright (HC) (2020)
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    Institutional racism and the search for African American masculinity and identity in selected works of Richard Wright (HC) (2020)

    9781087870700
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    What is positive Black masculinity? Who should define it? Khefa Nosakhere's first nonfiction book, Institutional racism and the search for African American masculinity and identity in selected works of Richard Wright is a multi layered analysis of how...
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  • In the Presence of Absence (PB) (2011)
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    In the Presence of Absence (PB) (2011)

    9781935744016
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    One of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Darwish composed this remarkable elegy at the apex of his creativity, but with the full knowledge that his death was imminent. Thinking it might be his final work, he summoned all his poetic genius to...
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  • In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman's Narrative (PB) (2004)
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    In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman's Narrative (PB) (2004)

    9780465027088
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    Two years ago, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovered an unpublished manuscript, The Bondwoman's Narrative, By Hannah Crafts, A Fugitive Recently Escaped From North Carolina, which turned out to be the first novel by a female African-American slave ever...
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  • I Ain't Sorry for Nothin' I Done: August Wilson's Process of Playwriting (PB) (2004)
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    I Ain't Sorry for Nothin' I Done: August Wilson's Process of Playwriting (PB) (2004)

    9780879102708
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    The most successful African-American playwright of his time, August Wilson is a dominant presence on Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the country. Herrington traces the roots of Wilson's drama back to the visual artists and jazz musicians who...
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  • How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse (HC) (2017)
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    How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse (HC) (2017)

    9781615993314
    $32.95
    How Dare We! Write: a multicultural creative writing discourse offers a much needed corrective to the usual dry and uninspired creative writing pedagogy. The collection asks us to consider questions, such as "What does it mean to work through resistance...
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  • Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (PB) (1986)
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    Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (PB) (1986)

    9780156421737
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    Alice Walker has always turned to poetry to express some of her most personal and deeply felt concerns. She has said that her poems-even the happy ones-emerge from an accumulation of sadness, when she stands again "in the sunlight." "[This collection]...
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