Black Issues Book Review was founded in 1998 by William E. Cox, Adrienne Ingrum, and Susan McHenry. The first issue featured Octavia Butler on the cover and was published in January of 1997. The final issue was the September/October of 2007 and featured Edwidge Danticat.
Here Founding Editor, Susan McHenry and Editor, Angela Dodson tell us about the trailblazing magazine which celebrated books by Black writers.
The Last Issue
July-August 2005 Issue
Black Issues Book Review is the only large circulation forum solely devoted to covering both fiction and nonfiction books written by black authors.
A Range of Reviews:
BIBR offers thought-provoking reviews that cover the spectrum of books: commercial and literary fiction; critical analysis; self-help and biographical nonfiction; poetry and children's literature.
In each issue, BIBR features lengthy stories covering various departments!
Between the Lines: Publishing industry news
Market Buzz: Trends in publishing
Book Bytes: A look at the Internet and publishing
Eye: Covers art and coffee-table books from world-renowned artists
Faith: Examines inspirational, motivational and spirituality-based books from all regions
Self-Publishing: Advice from self-publishing experts and a look at up-and-coming self-published authors
Tribute: A dedication to African-American authors whose literary legacy has endured
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