My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

My Vanishing Country: A MemoirPart 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

The Origin of OthersAmerica 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

Growing Up Aboriginal in AustraliaWhat 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


Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobian her first book, sociologist Strings sociology, Univ of California, Irvine explores the historical development of prothin, antifat ideologies deployed in support of Western, patriarchal white supremacy Beginning in the aesthetic ideals circulated by Renaissance thinkers and artists and bringing


Jay-Z: Made in America

Jay-Z: Made in AmericaJay 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 Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America

The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in AmericaA New York Times Best Seller Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered SpeciesTo many in the age of Obama, America had succeeded in going beyond race, putting the divisions of the past behind us And then seventeen year old Trayvon Martin was shot



The Body Papers

The Body PapersWinner 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