The Old Drift

A Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift Here begins the story of

My Soul Looks Back

In this captivating new memoir, award winning writer Jessica B Harris recalls a lost era the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia.In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B Har

Africa's Tarnished Name

He needed to hear Africa speak for itself after a lifetime of hearing Africa spoken about by others Electrifying essays on the history, complexity, diversity of a continent, from the father of modern African literature Penguin Modern fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic

The Book of Harlan

During World War II, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan s parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and

Jam on the Vine

A new American classic a dynamic tale of triumph against the odds and the compelling story of one woman s struggle for equality that belongs alongside Jazz by Toni Morrison and The Color Purple by Alice WalkerIvoe Williams, the precocious daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith from central east