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Black History Month SPECIAL

To celebrate Black History Month 2010, SPD has selected a few of our favorite recent titles by African American and other African diasporic writers (or in some cases books about African disasporic culture).  We also threw in a few less recent books, i.e. some old favorites.
 
For the rest of February, we're offering 30% off these titles.  Just use the code "blackhist" as the promotion code as you check out online and you will see the list price drop by 30%.

 

 
Up Jump the Boogie Cover
 
  UP JUMP
THE BOOGIE
by John Murillo
"...headbreakingly
brilliant..."
(Junot Díaz)
  
 
 
 
Poems of the Black Object
 
POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT
by Ronaldo V. Wilson
  "...movement into what has never, never, in history, been said..."
(Wayne Koestenbaum) 
 
 
 
 
Stations of Desire Book Cover
 
  PRAYERS LIKE SHOES
  by Ruth Forman
"...a poetry of deep love and warning ..."
(Carolyn Forché)
 
 
 
 
 
 
TO DIE FOR THE PEOPLE
by HUEY NEWTON
ed. Toni Morrison
"...compelling portrait of a young revolutionary determined to create a people's ethos..."
(Peniel Joseph) 
 
  BROTHER TO BROTHER:  NEW WRITINGS BY BLACK GAY MEN
ed. Essex Hemphill
"...pulses with the gasp and glory of humanity..."
(Samuel R. Delany) 
 
 
FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE HEAP
 by Robert Hillary King
...strips bare the economic and social injustices inherent in our society ...
 
   
 
 
 
BLACK GYPSY:
THE RECORDINGS OF
EDDIE SOUTH
Anthony Barnett, Ed.
...collectible book
on the great
jazz violin virtuoso... 
 
 
SIGNS ALONG THE ROAD
by Henry Grimes
...rarely has a legend
been so brillantly (re)incarnated...
 
 
 

 

 
  WHO OWNS MUSIC?
by William Parker
"...one of the most important composers
and bassists
in the field of free
improvisaton.."
 
 
 
 
TA(1)KING EYES
by Jacque Vaught Brogan
"...Lively, innovative and dancing with feminist passion..."
(Daniel T. O'Hara)
 
 
 
 
  HAMBONE 19
ed. Nathaniel Mackey
"...a vapour at the end of a frayed November sun..."
(Will Alexander)
   
 
 
THE NEW WING OF THE LABYRINTH
by Ed Roberson
"...like a seizure encompassing the moment..."
  
 
 
WAITING FOR LIGHTNING TO STRIKE: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BLACK POLITICS
by Kevin Alexander Gray
"...radical and so his focus
is always ample and humane..."
 
 
 
 
 
ON THE IMPERIAL HIGHWAY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
by Jayne Cortez
"...an explorer, probing the valleys and chasms of human existence..."
(Maya Angelou)
 
 
 
 
HUGHSON'S TAVERN
by Fred Moten
"...big-eared book,
lining out and souding out, filled with
desperado aplomb..."
(Nathaniel Mackey)
 
   
 
 
 
CONJURING BLACK FUNK: NOTES ON CULTURE, SEXUALITY, AND SPIRITUALITY VOL. 1
by Herukhuhi
  " ...a sacred banquet of sex, sin and Spirit that few are ready to acknowledge; let alone eat..."
(Ron Simmons)
  
 
 
  SOVEREIGNTY OF THE IMAGINATION: 
CONVERSATIONS III
by George Lamming
"...summons us to the urgency of our obligations..."
(Rex Nettleford)
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE BOOK OF LIGHT
by Lucille Clifton
...awe and gratitude for a world of passionate discovery...
(a 1993 classic!)
 
 
 
   
 
 
THE HOT GARMENT OF LOVE Book Cover
 
BAKE-FACE AND OTHER GUAVA STORIES
by Opal Palmer Adisa
"...Solid, viseral, important stories written with intergrity and love..."
(Alice Walker)
 

 

EXCESSIVE LOVE PROSTHESES Book Cover
   
 
THE 5TH INNING
by E. Ethelbert Miller
...a combination of
baseball
and the blues...
 
 
   
 
GOSPEL
by Samiya Bashir
"...deftly reflective and full of rafter-rattling truths..."
(Patricia Smith)
 
 
 
 
  

 

PLEASE Book Cover
 
PLEASE
  by Jericho Brown
"...the silent terror in these poems is the future..."
(Claudia Rankine)
 
 
 

 

MAJESTIC NIGHTS Book Cover
 
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A GIRL
  by J.F. Kearney
...full of suspense, the characters are inextricably connected to the death of an angel....  
 
 
 
SHAMING THE DEVIL
by G. Winston James
...an erotic, brutal, emotional and thoroughly thought-provoking debut collection... 
 
 
 

 

FROM THE CABLES OF GENOCIDE Book Cover
 
    LONGER I WAIT,
MORE YOU LOVE ME
by Wendy S. Walters
"...a dream-radio in which tunes a wonderment of voices..."
(Alex Lemon)
 
 
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FOR KEEPS
 by Eric Priestley
...secrets become lost myth from the lips of Griots to the blood of warriors...
 
 
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GUANAHANI, MY LOVE
  by Marion Bethel
"...more sea, than land, of sugar and salt, 'the Caribbean, a home'..."
(Yolanda Wood)
   
 
Best of My Love Book Cover
 
RAZOR BLADES BETWEEN MY TEETH
by Ashanti White
...eloquently captures the complex yet beautiful essence of human existence...
 
 
 
FROM THE CABLES OF GENOCIDE Book Cover
 
AN UNMISTAKABLE SHADE OF RED AND THE OBAMA CHRONICLES
by Mary Weems
"...experience fueled by unerring focus..."
(Patricia Smith)
 
 
 
SOUND OF DREAMS REMEMBERED Book Cover
THE SOUND OF DREAMS
REMEMBERED
Poems 1990-2000
by Al Young.
..essential
collection by the
former poet laureate
of California... 
 

 

 
Black Music COVER
 
BLACK MUSIC
by Leroi Jones
(Amiri Baraka)
...a reissued
classic...
 
 
Black Automaton Cover
 
 
THE BLACK AUTOMATON
by Douglas Kearney
...Dark Comedy!
Bright Tragedy!
Douglas Kearney!...
 
 
 
 
 
On Spec Cover
 

ON SPEC
by Tyrone Williams
...pigeonhole-shattering
poems from the advance
of the advance guard...
 

 


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