Tag Archives: Ethnic Studies/African American Studies

Reviving the Spirit

by Beverly Hall Lawrence

“The historical role of the church during slavery and the civil rights movement has always kept this institution at the center of the African…

The Wretched of the Earth

by Frantz Fanon

“This is not so much a book as a rock thrown through the window of the West. It is the Communist Manifesto or the…

Untouchable

by Randall Sullivan

“The first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop’s convoluted final years on earth . . . [Untouchable] helps cast…

Toward the African Revolution

by Frantz Fanon

“As a writer he demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images. . ….

T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.

by Sanyika Shakur

“Shakur produces a visceral and strikingly real portrayal of gang life in Los Angeles, replete with sudden and inexplicable violence, revenge, betrayal, ostentatious living,…

Slam

by Richard Stratton

“Brace yourself for a slam-dunk of a movie . . . [Slam] makes Godard’s Breathless look like a cartoon. . . . Independent filmmaking…

Searching for Zion

by Emily Raboteau

“This is a beautifully written and thought-provoking book. My head gets blown off every page. . . . Everyone [Raboteau] meets she renders with…

Plot

by Claudia Rankine

“Plot is inexhaustibly complex, varied, and difficult–and as fearlessly and even grimly inventive and searching as one can conceive any book of poems as…

Muntu

by Janheinz Jahn

“A rare piece of scholarship.” –The New York Times Book Review

Long Way to Go

by Jonathan Coleman

“Not since Gunnar Myrdal’s An American Dilemma has anyone laid bare America’s racial problems with such clarity, insight and drama. Coleman has written a…