My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye opening journey through the South s past, present, and future n nAnchored in in Bakari Seller s hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of

The Origin of Others

America s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging What is race and why does it matter What motivates the human tendency to construct Others W

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia n nThis anthology, compiled by award winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question Accounts from well known authors and high profile identities sit alongside those from newly disc

Jay-Z: Made in America

Jay Z Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove But as a rapper, he s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an art

The Body Papers

Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan s memoir The Body Papers bravely explores her experiences with sexual abuse, depression, cancer, and life as a Filipino immigrant, supplemented with government documents, medical records, and family photos.Born in the Philip

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the orthography of the wake Activating multiple registers of wake the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming

BTTM FDRS

Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago s south side, the Bottomyards is now the definition of urban blight When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far m

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation n nSomething is wrong We all know it n nAmerican life expectancy is declining for a third straight year Birth rates are dropping Nearly half of u

Mythologies

No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies There is no proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way read

Outliers: The Story of Success

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succe