AALBC.com eNewsletter - November 12, 2001
EASILY ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
by Christine Lincoln
Published: September 11, 2001
"The debut work of Christine Lincoln is wonderful!" "Lincoln is smooth like
In this spare and mesmerizing debut work of fiction, Christine Lincoln takes us inside the hearts and minds of African Americans whose lives unfold against a vividly evoked Southern rural landscape. As they navigate between the old and the new, between youth and adulthood, they find themselves choosing between the comforts of what they trust unquestioningly and the fearsome excitements of what they might come to know. (from the Publisher).
AALBC.COM BEST-SELLING BOOKS SEPT/OCT
Mama Dip's Kitchen by
The Chinaberry Tree: A Novel of American Life by
The Chinaberry Tree (1931), Fauset's third novel, is a tale of the lives and loves of two generations of African-American women.
The African Presence in Early Asia edited by Runoko Rashidi, co-edited by
Covers a period of more than 500,000 years beginning with the first Homo erectus migrations out of Africa.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow Is Enuf: A Choreopoem by Ntozake Shange
Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.
The Seventh Octave: The Early Writings of Saul Stacey Williams by Saul Stacey Williams
Saul Williams is the all time best selling author on AALBC.com.
She by Saul Stacey Williams
She is a fascinating and unique collection of interconnected poems by this multi-talented star.
Cane River (Oprah Edition) by
"Oprah Edition" You already know what that means; an instant bestseller. In the case of Lalita Tademy's Cane River the sales figures are substantiated by an excellent book.
The Words Don't Fit In My Mouth by Jessica Care Moore
One of the all time favorite AALBC.com books. This book of poetry is by, 5 time Showtime at the Apollo winner, Jessica Care Moore.
Babe was chosen for the CWMYB Online Book Club's Reading list (Reading List September 2001)
Shake Loose My Skin by
Sanchez combines an ear for the rhythms of street speech with a sophisticated formal repertoire. She shifts with ease from a blues-inspired love poem to a political call to arms.
RECENT ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Did you know AALBC.com publishes scores of articles, books reviews, and author profiles each month? Below is just a small sample of what you'll find on AALBC.com's website.
A Report on the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers�
Conference by Kalamu ya Salaam
Listen to an interview of Latlita Tademy, from
the Talking Books with QBR, radio show
Fearless Jones - Walter Mosley, Reviewed by
Carl Weber Gives "Best Selling" Author a New Meaning, by Leah Mullen
Married Men by Carl Weber, reviewed by Thumper
Jamerican Connection by Sandra Ottey, reviewed
by Akilah Monifa
Advertising Online: Is this the Wave of the Future for Selling Black
Books? by Leah Mullen
It's a Thin Line, by Kimberla Lawson Roby
reviewed by Thumper
Tavis Smiley books, reviewed by Lynne d.
THESE ARE NOT YOUR EVERYDAY "COFFEE TABLE" BOOKS
AMERICAN WRITERS: PORTRAITS AND VISIONS
by Lynda Koolish with an Introduction by Cynthia Tucker
Published: November 2001
Koolish's spectacular new book showcases 59 photographs of African American writers. Koolish adds to each photograph a thumbnail biography and a summation of each writer's vision. This important new book gives a face to the many of our most revered African American authors. The original photographs are currently on display at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Schomburg is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th street), New York, NY 10037. (212) 491-2200.
Our Own Image: Rituals, Journeys, and Traditions of Contemporary African America
Published: November 13, 2001
The unique recollections of African-Americans from a variety of backgrounds and age groups accompany more than 160 images from personal and archival collections, with such poignant ephemera as programs from cotillions and fashion shows, restaurant menus, movie posters, even ticket stubs. The authors have woven material from university and museum collections in Detroit, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Atlanta into a narrative photo book that forms a warm, loving record of African-American community, traditions, and family life in the latter half of the twentieth century.
COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK READING GROUP'S CHAT TRANSCRIPTS
We had some interesting chats with some increasingly popular and very talented authors. Follow the links below and learn more about these authors and their books.
Delores Thornton, author of Babe
Solomon Jones, author of Pipe Dream
Matt Johnson, author of Drop
Chris Chambers, author of Sympathy for the Devil
AUTHOR BRANDON MASSEY DISTRIBUTES FREE EBOOK
Tales from the Dark Corner by Brandon Massey
"Brandon Massey, award-winning author of THUNDERLAND: A Novel of Suspense, is offering a free ebook of short stories at his web site. It's a trio of suspenseful tales that have been enjoyed by thousands of readers worldwide.
"Brandon Massey is the award-winning thriller author of Thunderland. Click here now to get a free ebook of his short stories!"
A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Bebop Books is currently accepting manuscripts for emergent readers with multicultural themes. http://www.aalbc.com/writers/bebopbooks.htm
Bebop Books is looking for realistic fiction and nonfiction stories that feature young children of color. We prefer stories that are culturally specific, that is, the content of the story relates specifically to a particular culture or ethnic group, but stories about universal childhood experiences are also acceptable. Click the link above to learn more.
THE COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK ON-LINE READING GROUP
Next Monthly Book Chat Session December
In Raising Fences, Michael Datcher offers a view of young black men seldom seen in the media-men who long for loving, stable marriages, fatherhood, and homes in safe neighborhoods. In this emotionally raw and intimate narrative, Datcher reflects on his fatherless childhood in inner-city Los Angeles, his attraction to local gangs, his promiscuity, and, at times, his lack of faith.
Our chat session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th, 2001, 9:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time. If you have already read Raising Fences, and would like to participate in our on-line chat session; please join us in our new chat room http://www.aalbc.com/vchat/.
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