AALBC.com eNewsletter - January 13th, 2003
|Celebrating Our Literary Legacy!|
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the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century
edited by E. Ethelbert Miller
More than 100 prominent African American poets contribute, including the
distinguished and award-winning poets Toi Derricotte, Sam Cornish, Jabari Asim,
and Pinkie Gordon Lane.
This is an expansive collection made rich and full by a powerful synthesis of voices. Here the voices of emerging writers resonate along with award-winning and noted poets. The result is a vibrant collection of Black poetry that delights and amazes with moments of solitude, reflection, rebirth and love. In assembling the poems for Beyond the Frontier, Miller contacted hundreds of writers and reviewed over one thousand poems. Eventually he selected and shaped the poems into a massive book with 175 contributors, 354 poems and 600 pages � making Beyond the Frontier one of the largest collections of Black poetry ever published.
Lost and Found
by Michael Henry Adams
photographs by Paul Rocheleau
Hardcover, 272 pages; 11.84 x 9.88 inches.
The photographs alone are worth the price of the book!
Harlem is known throughout the world as the center of African-American history and culture in the United States. At the end of the 19th century, Harlem was an enclave of the upper bourgeois, and in the beginning of the 20th century, it absorbed a great number of new inhabitants displaced from midtown. This era saw the Harlem Renaissance, in which a group of artists, writers, and jazz musicians had an important role in influencing world popular culture. The same period saw a flourishing of architecture and design in beautiful houses, churches, apartment buildings, theaters, and commercial buildings. After a period of decline, largely due to state and federal neglect, Harlem is once again experiencing a revival.
Author, preservationist, and Harlem resident Michael Henry Adams presents in this volume an architectural and social history of Harlem. Starting in its early days - the establishment of the first European farms in the mid-1660s, Thomas Jefferson�s dinner at the Morris-Jumel mansion - the story encompasses great periods of social upheaval and change. Numerous architectural styles were employed by the builders of Harlem, notably neo-Palladianism, and specially commissioned color photographs capture the area as its architecture and interiors are being lovingly restored. Harlem: Lost and Found tells of the history and also of the present of this once ignored and now vibrant metropolitan center.
A prized compilation of Dr. Sowell's popular columns. Included essays address the following subjects: Economic Issues, Racial Issues, Political Issues, Educational Issues, Legal Issues and Random Thoughts
Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University (1958), he went on to receive his master's in economics from Columbia University (1959) and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago (1968). Currently, Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, Calif.
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Man Most Worthy
by Marcus Major
Ever since Good Peoples, his bestselling debut novel, Marcus Major has proven himself a master of lively, fast-moving, sensual stories about modern relationships. In A Man Most Worthy, he gives us the irresistible tale of a man who has everything-except the one woman he can't forget.
Marcus Major was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and attended Richard Stockton College, in Pomona, New Jersey
by Carl Weber
From Carl Weber comes a new story of two sisters looking for happiness�and finding real love, stupid mistakes, and hard-earned lessons�before getting back on track with each other, and untangled from the messes of�Baby Momma Drama
Carl Weber graduated from Virginia State University with a B.S. in accounting and has an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia. He is the author of Lookin� for Luv and Married Men. He lives in Long Island, New York with his family.
India, Sandy and Wanita are three seemingly intelligent women, blinded by that
crazy thing called love. If you can call an ass beating, disparagement and
constant infidelity love.
Shattered Vessels will have you wondering whether good men are really hard to find, or whether women are just so happy to have a man that they will abandon common sense, values and morals and sacrifice their souls.
Nancey is the Managing Editor for QBR The Black Book Review. She is working on the forthcoming 2003 novel, �The Other Woman.� She is a contributing author in the latest erotica sensation, �Twilight Moods,� which was nominated Best Self-Published Novel by Black Issues Book Review.
RECENT AALBC.COM BOOK REVIEWS & ARTICLES
AALBC.com publishes scores of articles, books reviews and author profiles each month. Below is sample of the most recently added content.
- THE DRIFT BY JOHN RIDLEY
Reviewed by Thumper, AALBC.com
Without getting a chance to miss him after the publication of
his magnificent Conversation With The Mann, John Ridley delivers a second,
equally splendid, novel, The Drift. This is a suspense novel that features an
unlikely protagonist in a twisted game of survival, murders, and is told in a
narrative style that approaches greatness. The Drift is a marvel and John Ridley
is a breath away from being a literary phenomenon.
THE COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK ON-LINE READING
February 2003 Selection
The Coffee Will Make You Black reading group is currently reading What Next: A Memoir Toward World Peace by Walter Mosley
In What Next, Walter Mosley -- New York Times bestselling author -- has crafted a deeply personal and political proposal, offering a commonsense approach to the challenge of finding world peace in a post-9/11 world. Mosley recalls his father�s story about not feeling like an American until German soldiers shot at him during World War II. Now the younger Mosley explores what the terrorist attacks meant to him, and challenges African Americans to use their unique position to help create a new kind of peace between the U.S. and the rest of the world. What Next examines this and other questions in a powerful polemic and call to action for African Americans and freedom-loving people everywhere.
Our chat session is scheduled for Sunday, February 9th, 2002, 6:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time. If you have already read What Next, and would like to participate in our on-line chat session; please join us in our chat room http://www.thumperscorner.com/chat/
Visit http://thumperscorner.com/Reading_List.htm to view the rest of The Coffee Will Make You Black on-line reading group's reading list for 2003
LITERARY EVENTS CALENDAR
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Reading Out Loud: An African American Literary Retreat
Reading Out Loud: An African American Literary Retreat, Feb. 14 - 16, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Features: Tina Andrews, Rev. Susan Newman, Virgina Deberry and Donna Grant, Travis Hunter, Eric Pete, Brenda Thomas, Darrien Lee, Denise Turney, RM Johnson, Crystal Wilkinson and Chris Chambers. Author's Pavilion and a Vendor's Pavilion, Keynote Luncheon and Brunch. Book Club discussion lead by Paige Turner. Contact: D&S Productions, toll-free, 10866-728-1045 or visit www.rolliteraryretreat.com or e-mail: email@example.com
Words Escape Me Summit Sheraton Perimeter, Birmingham,
February 21 - 23, 2003 3rd Annual Words Escape Me Summit http://www.mediaclique.com/WEMS03.html Sheraton Perimeter, Birmingham, Alabama Billy D. William, Elizabeth Atkins Bowman, Blair Walker Mary Monroe, Bernice McFadden, Francis Ray Felecia Mason, Solomon Jones, Brian Keith Jackson Michael Datcher, Valorie M. Taylor, Denene Millner, Nick Chiles, Leslie Esdale, Karen E. Q. Miller Toni Staton Harris and Vanessa Davis Griggs Contact: Melva Tate - firstname.lastname@example.org
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