Tag Archives: Ethnic Studies/African American Studies

A Visitation of Spirits

by Randall Kenan

“With A Visitation of Spirits, Randall Kenan continues James Baldwin’s legendary tradition of ‘telling it on the mountain.’”—San Francisco Chronicle

The Black Cabinet

by Jill Watts

A magnificently researched, dramatically told work of narrative nonfiction about the history, evolution, impact, and ultimate demise of what was known in the 1930s and 1940s as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Black Cabinet.

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 century’s most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism.”—Angela Davis


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,…


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…


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 being. It instantly joins the few contemporary works. . .whose gravity is synonymous with the passion and integrity of their intelligence.” –Calvin Bedient, Verse…