21 Books Published by Haymarket Books on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about 1919 by Eve L. Ewing 1919

by Eve L. Ewing
Haymarket Books (Jun 04, 2019)
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Poetic reflections on race, class, violence, segregation, and the hidden histories that shape our divided urban landscapes.


Click for more detail about The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic by Jamila Woods, Mahogany L. Browne, and Idrissa Simmonds The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic

by Jamila Woods, Mahogany L. Browne, and Idrissa Simmonds
Haymarket Books (Apr 17, 2018)
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"[The BreakBeat Poets is] one of the most diverse and important poetry anthologies of the last 25 years."—Latino Rebels

Black Girl Magic continues and deepens the work of the first BreakBeat Poets anthology by focusing on some of the most exciting Black women writing today. This anthology breaks up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club, and asserts the truth that the cypher is a feminine form.

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood, and the city of Chicago.

Mahogany L. Browne is a Cave Canem and Poets House alumna and the author of several books including Smudge and Redbone. She directs the poetry program of the Nuyorican Poets Café.

Idrissa Simmonds is a fiction writer and poet. Her work has appeared in Black Renaissance Noire, The Caribbean Writer, Fourteen Hills Press, and elsewhere. She is the 2014 winner of the Crab Creek Review poetry contest, and a New York Foundation for the Arts and Commonwealth Short Story Award Finalist.


Click for more detail about New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano) by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano)

by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani
Haymarket Books (Apr 10, 2018)
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<>Critical Praise for the Previous Chapbook Box Sets:

“An ambitious, vital project that delivers exactly what it promises…As a group, the chapbooks dispel stereotypes about African writing. They also illustrate what editors Dawes and Abani note about the many ways poets can understand or redefine their ties to Africa.rdquo;
—Washington Post on New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)

“Dawes and Abani have taken on the vital project of publishing short collections by contemporary poets from Africa, packaged together in beautiful boxed sets.”
—New York Times Magazine

The limited-edition box set is an annual project started in 2014 to ensure the publication of up to a dozen chapbooks by African poets through Akashic Books. The series seeks to identify the best poetry written by African poets working today, and it is especially interested in featuring poets who have not yet published their first full-length book of poetry.The eleven poets included in this box set are: Leila Chatti, Saddiq Dzukogi, Amanda Holiday, Omotara James, Yalie Kamara, Rasaq Malik, Umniya Najaer, Kechi Nomu, Romeo Oriogun, Henk Rossouw, and Alexis Teyie.


Click for more detail about Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing Electric Arches

by Eve L. Ewing
Haymarket Books (Sep 12, 2017)
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Original meditations on race, gender, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up, from a distinctive new voice.


Click for more detail about From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Haymarket Books (Feb 23, 2016)
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For most of US history, the police have used violence against African Americans with impunity?but after the murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, mass protests erupted to challenge that impunity. In the process, a new generation of Black activists has come to question the old methods of struggle, puncture the Obama-era illusion of a ?postracial” United States, and declare without apology that #BlackLivesMatter.

In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the history and current realities of US racism. Taylor examines how institutional racism has created and shaped the structural problems that affect Black people, such as mass incarceration and unemployment, even as more Black people hold political office than ever before. She paints a vivid picture of the context for this new struggle against police violence?and shows the potential of the Black Lives Matter movement to reignite and broaden the struggle for liberation.


Click for more detail about Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

by Angela Davis
Haymarket Books (Feb 09, 2016)
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In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today’s struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today’s struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that "Freedom is a constant struggle."


Click for more detail about Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies on Law and Order by Howard Zinn Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies on Law and Order

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Jan 30, 2014)
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In this slim volume, Zinn lays out a clear and dynamic case for civil disobedience and protest, and challenges the dominant arguments against forms of protest that challenge the status quo. Zinn explores the politics of direct action, nonviolent civil disobedience, and strikes, and draws lessons for today.


Click for more detail about Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal by Howard Zinn Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Jan 24, 2014)
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Of the many books that challenged the Vietnam War, Howard Zinn’s stands out as one of the best?and most influential. It helped sparked national debate on the war. It includes a powerful speech written by Zinn that President Johnson should have given to lay out the case for ending the war. Includes a new introduction by the author.


Click for more detail about The Southern Mystique by Howard Zinn The Southern Mystique

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Jan 24, 2014)
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The South has long been surrounded in mystique. In this powerful volume, drawing on Zinn’s own experiences teaching in the South and working within the Southern civil rights movement, Zinn challenges the stereotypes surrounding the South, race relations, and how change happens in history. With a new introduction from the author.


Click for more detail about Postwar America: 1945-1971 by Howard Zinn Postwar America: 1945-1971

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Jan 23, 2014)
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The postwar boom in the U.S. brought about massive changes in U.S. society and culture. In this accessible volume, historian Howard Zinn offers a view from below on these vital years in American history. By critically examining U.S. militarism abroad and racism at home, he raises challenging questions about this often romanticized era.


Click for more detail about Marx in Soho: A Play on History by Howard Zinn Marx in Soho: A Play on History

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Jan 09, 2014)
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The premise of this witty and insightful "play on history" is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.


Click for more detail about Failure to Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic Historian by Howard Zinn Failure to Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic Historian

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Jan 09, 2014)
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In this lively collection of essays, Zinn discusses a wide range of historical and political topics, from the role of the Supreme Court in U.S. history to the nature of higher education today.


Click for more detail about SNCC: The New Abolitionists by Howard Zinn SNCC: The New Abolitionists

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Dec 10, 2013)
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SNCC: The New Abolitionists influenced a generation of activists struggling for civil rights and seeking to learn from the successes and failures of those who built the fantastically influential Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It is considered an indispensable study of the organization, of the 1960s, and of the process of social change. Includes a new introduction by the author.


Click for more detail about The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’S Dream
 by Gary Younge The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’S Dream

by Gary Younge
Haymarket Books (Sep 10, 2013)
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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DELIVERED his powerful ?I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Fifty years later, the speech endures as a defining moment in the civil rights movement. It continues to be heralded as a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality.

This gripping book is rooted in new and important interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of and draft speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr., and Joan Baez, a singer at the march, as well as Angela Davis and other leading civil rights leaders. It brings to life the fascinating chronicle behind ?The Speech” and other events surrounding the March on Washington. Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day in Washington and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why ?I Have a Dream” remains America’s favorite speech.
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"It was over eighty degrees when Martin Luther King Jr. took the stage at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. King was the last speaker. By the time he reached the podium, many in the crowd had started to leave. Not all those who remained could hear him properly, but those who could stood rapt. ’Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed,’ said King as though he were wrapping up. ’Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.’ Then he set his prepared text aside. [Clarence] Jones saw his stance turn from lecturer to preacher. He turned to the person next to him: ’Those people don’t know it but they’re about to go to church.’ A smattering of applause filled a pause more pregnant than most. ’So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.’”
?from the introduction

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Click for more detail about More than an Athlete: Poems by Etan Thomas by Etan Thomas More than an Athlete: Poems by Etan Thomas

by Etan Thomas
Haymarket Books (May 28, 2013)
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With the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali, Thomas takes on controversial topics such as The Death Penalty, the GOP, racism and abortion. More Than an Athlete is a statement about our generation not being confined to a box, a definition or a label.


Click for more detail about Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-Agard Bury My Clothes

by Roger Bonair-Agard
Haymarket Books (May 07, 2013)
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Bury My Clothes, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for poetry, is a meditation on violence, race, and the place in art at which they intersect. Art?specifically in oppressed communities?is about survival, Roger Bonair-Agard asserts, and establishing personhood in a world that says you have none. Through poetry, we transform both the world of art and the world itself.

Roger Bonair-Agard is a Cave Canem fellow, two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, and author of Tarnish and Masquerade and Gully. He has appeared three times on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and is Co-founder and Artistic Director of the LouderARTS Project in New York.


Click for more detail about Voices of the Future by Etan Thomas Voices of the Future

by Etan Thomas
Haymarket Books (Jan 15, 2013)
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"The poetic voice of his generation."—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar"Etan Thomas is breaking it down for our young minds on how to be a vital part of this challenging world we all live in. Let’s give it up for Etan."—Spike LeeBroken down by a variety of subject matter, each section begins with a selection from an interview between NBA star Etan Thomas and political sportswriter Dave Zirin, followed by a Thomas poem and the writings of talented young poets.Etan Thomas is an author, columnist, and the recipient of the 2010 National Basketball Players Association Community Contribution Award.


Click for more detail about Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches 1963-2009 by Howard Zinn Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches 1963-2009

by Howard Zinn
Haymarket Books (Nov 27, 2012)
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Howard Zinn has illuminated our history like no other US historian. This collection of his speeches on protest movements, racism, war, and US history, many never before published, covers more than four decades of his active engagement with the audiences he inspired with his humor, insight, and clarity.

?Reading Howard’s spoken words, I feel that I am almost hearing his voice again?his stunning pitch-perfect ability to capture the moment and the concerns and needs of the audience, whoever they may be, always enlightening, often stirring, an amalgam of insight, critical history, wit, blended with charm and appeal.”
?NOAM CHOMSKY

?With ferocious moral clarity and mischievous humor, Howard turned routine antiwar rallies into profound explorations of state violence and staid academic conferences into revival meetings for social change. Collected here for the first time, Howard’s speeches?spanning an extraordinary life of passion and principle?come to us at the moment when we need them most: just as a global network of popular uprisings searches for what comes next. We could ask for no wiser a guide than Howard Zinn.”
?NAOMI KLEIN

?To hear [Howard] speak was like listening to music that you loved?lyrical, uplifting, honest. . . . I know he would love it for each of you to find your voice and to be heard. This book will provide you with some inspiration.”
?MICHAEL MOORE

?To read this book is to hear Howard Zinn speak again, inspiring us for the struggles from below that are our only hope for any future at all.”
?FRANCES FOX PIVEN

Howard Zinn wrote the classic A People’s History of the United States. The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured in the film Good Will Hunting, and has appeared multiple times on The New York Times best-seller list.
Anthony Arnove wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, and co-edited, with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.


Click for more detail about The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World by Dave Zirin and John Wesley Carlos The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World

by Dave Zirin and John Wesley Carlos
Haymarket Books (Oct 04, 2011)
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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work Autobiography/Biography Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos. John Carlos is an African American former track and field athlete, professional football player, and a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. He won the bronze medal in the 200 meters race at the 1968 Olympics, where his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. The John Carlos Story is his first book. Dave Zirin is the author of four books, including Bad Sports, A People’s History of Sports in the United States, and What’s My Name, Fool? He writes the popular weekly online sports column ""The Edge of Sports"" and is a regular contributor to SportsIllustrated.com, SLAM, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, where he is the publication’s first sports editor.


Click for more detail about Poetry and Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader by Dennis Brutus Poetry and Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader

by Dennis Brutus
Haymarket Books (Jan 01, 2006)
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“We in South Africa needed the support of the international community in our efforts to end the vicious system of racial oppression called apartheid. We had to have eloquent advocates to tell the world our story and persuade it to come to our assistance. . . . We had none more articulate and with all the credibility and integrity so indispensable than Dennis Brutus to plead our cause. He was quite outstanding, and we South Africans owe an immense debt of gratitude.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu“Dennis Brutus stands as a tribune of the dispossessed. His willingness to speak out on all cases of injustice and side with the oppressed makes him the type of person we all wish to emulate. His perseverance, dedication, and eloquence have made him not only a hero for the South African freedom struggle, but for all those who struggle for social justice.”—Bill Fletcher, TransAfrica ForumThis vital original collection of interviews, poetry, and essays of the much-loved anti-apartheid leader is the first book of its kind to bring together the full, forceful range of his work.Brutus, imprisoned along with Nelson Mandela, is known worldwide for his unparalleled eloquence as an opponent of the apartheid South African regime. Since its fall, he has been a voice for justice and humanity, speaking and writing extensively on issues of debt, poverty, war, racism, and neoliberalism.Dennis Brutus is a lifelong human rights activist and poet. He was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island in South Africa and became an eloquent spokesperson for the anti-apartheid movement. He currently teaches African studies and literature at the University of Pittsburgh.Lee Sustar has written extensively on the global justice and labor movements for numerous publications. He is a member of the National Writers Union and lives in Chicago, Illinois.


Click for more detail about What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States by Dave Zirin What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States

by Dave Zirin
Haymarket Books (Jul 01, 2005)
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“Zirin is America’s best sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential“Zirin is one of the brightest, most audacious voices I can remember on the sportswriting scene, and my memory goes back to the 1920s.”—Lester Rodney, N.Y. Daily Worker sports editor, 1936–1958“Zirin has an amazing talent for covering the sports and politics beat. Ranging like a great shortstop, he scoops up everything! He profiles the courageous and inspiring athletes who are standing up for peace and civil liberties in this repressive age. A must read!”—Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive“This is cutting-edge analysis delivered with wit and compassion.”—Mike Marqusee, author, Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the SixtiesHere Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin shows how sports express the worst, as well as the most creative and exciting, features of American society.Zirin explores how Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl flash-time show exposed more than a breast, why the labor movement has everything to learn from sports unions and why a new generation of athletes is no longer content to “play one game at a time” and is starting to get political.What’s My Name, Fool! draws on original interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympian and black power saluter John Carlos, NBA basketball player and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar women’s college hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic Project for Human Rights leader Lee Evans and many others.Popular sportswriter and commentator Dave Zirin is editor of The Prince George’s Post (Maryland) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” (edgeofsports.com). He is a senior writer at basketball.com. Zirin’s writing has also appeared in The Source, Common Dreams, College Sporting News, CounterPunch, Alternet, International Socialist Review, Black Sports Network, War Times, San Francisco Bay View and Z Magazine.

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