The Book Report: August's New and Coming Soon
New African American Interest Books and Authors
Looking for something to read from an African/African American point of view and or written by someone from the Diaspora? Allow me to save you an extra step and browse our list of new books available now or coming soon to the Denver Public Library. Updated monthly...check out our list for August.
'Til The Well Runs Dry
An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early Sixties. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home in order to protect the man she's loved for years, and finds herself isolated in a strange land but with the determination to survive and rebuild.
An Untamed State
The story of Mireille Duval Jameson, a rich and self-assured Haitian woman kidnapped by a gang of heavily armed men who intend to hold her until her unwilling father pays up.
Menghedi: Two Women, Two Journeys, One Hope For Freedom
On a quest to avenge her riven family and murdered friends, Timneet Melke leaves behind a burgeoning romance to join the Eritrean liberation effort. Covert operations and guerilla warfare transform her into a warrior woman until a chance reunion with an old love forces Timneet to reconsider her path.
The Last Queen Of Sheba
A Makeda, daughter of an obscure African chieftain, is unexpectedly chosen as Queen of all Sheba. Revolted by her nation's widespread corruption and deep-rooted social injustice, she resolves to visit and learn from the legendary Solomon, King of Israel.
Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore
In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore.”
Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir
The bestselling solo R&B artist ... Opens up about her rocky past and her path to redemption. While Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: a tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and star of WE TV's hit reality series Braxton Family Values is unapologetically honest in revealing the intimate details of her journey.
The Harlem Hellfighters
In 1919, the 369th Infantry Regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on, and off, the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.
One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future
In this call to action, Carson admonishes politicians, particularly because of the growing national debt and Obamacare, and encourages Americans to take more individual responsibility for themselves. Highlighting the causes of disunity and decline in the nation, Carson takes aim at political correctness and its impact on curbing honest speech on critical issues. Carson intersperses his own inspirational life story and biblical passages as he argues for the essential role of faith in addressing the myriad complex issues facing the nation.
The Counter-Revolution Of 1776: Slave Resistance And The Origins Of The United States Of America
The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt.
Unruly: The Highs And Lows Of Becoming A Man
Ja Rule; With Kim Green
Multiple-Award-Winning Artist Unruly reveals the real man behind the persona that dominates the stage and emerges from his music. In this emotive page-turner, we get to know who lives behind the performer. Ja Rule, honestly and unapologetically, delves into the pain of being a fatherless child, raised by a single mother, and eventually growing to fulfill his dreams of becoming an iconic figure in hip-hop and beyond.
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