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Click for more detail about Of One Blood: Or, the Hidden Self by Pauline Hopkins Of One Blood: Or, the Hidden Self

by Pauline Hopkins
Martino Fine Books (Sep 02, 2019)
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2019 Reprint of Edition First Serialized in Colored American Magazine From November 1902 thru January 1903. Hopkins tells the story of Reuel Briggs, a medical student who couldn’t care less about being black and lacked appreciation for African history until he found himself in Ethiopia on an archeological trip. His motive was to raid the country of lost treasures — which he did find in the ancient land. However, he discovered much more than he bargained for: the painful truth about blood, race, and the half of his history that was never told. Hopkins wrote the novel intending, in her own words, to "raise the stigma of degradation from [the Black] race." The title, Of One Blood, refers to the biological kinship of all human beings.


Click for more detail about Soul Clap Hands and Sing by Paule Marshall Soul Clap Hands and Sing

by Paule Marshall
Martino Fine Books (Jul 05, 2016)
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2016 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "These four long stories, published a scant two years after Brown Girl, Brown- a promising but young and personal first novel, reveal a talent astonishingly matured. Mrs. Marshall, a Negro, has suddenly expanded a private sense of race and color into enormously wide, almost mystic, sense of the shimmering chiaroscuro of life itself in its mixed moods and human destinies. The stories take place in Barbados, Brooklyn, British Guiana and Brazil and concern people of various races and cultures who- late in life a crisis in discovering their true identities. A prim old Negro, come back from America to live in Barbados like a white man, is shocked by his young servant girl’s first love affair into the realization that he has himself from life… An aging Jewish professor tries to reduce a part-Negro student and is destroyed. A white-Negro-Chinese radio announcer slowly slips from his ambiguous identity into alcoholism, homosexuality and death… An aging comedian in Rio finds himself lost in the myth he has created…. In this clear, beautiful prose, a brilliant range of life’s opposites (black-white, life-death, reason-unreason) and the many gradations in between, is shown through vivid characters and stigmatic scenery. The complexity and range of meanings is dazzling- and it is a remarkable achievement." Kirkus Review


Click for more detail about Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth by John G. Jackson Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth

by John G. Jackson
Martino Fine Books (Apr 19, 2016)
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2016 Reprint of 1941 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this pamphlet Jackson sources the pagan origins of Christian doctrine with particular focus on the creation and atonement myths. Rooted in historical facts, Jackson’s claims are steeped in research and demonstrate how Christianity synthesizes the rituals, beliefs, and characteristics of savior gods from ancient Egyptian, Greek, Aztec, and Hindu origins. Initially published in 1941, this concise introduction remains an insightful contribution to comparative religion studies.