Issue 11

Issue #11
09/2001

Country Grammar
Poet Nikky Finney talks about her southern roots and the poetry she writes.
by Tara Betts

Criminal Minded
Before Walter Mosley, Colson Whitehead or Valerie Wilson Wesley there was Chester Himes. His novels have been signatures of Black crime noir novels.
by Michael Marsh

Assata Revisited
Exiled in Cuba, Assata Shakur‘s shadow looms larger with each passing year. We revisit the only connection we have to this revolutionary–her autobiography.
by Deatra Haime

Smartt Mouth
During a recent visit to America, British poet Dorothea Smartt spoke about her craft and life.
by Angeli Rasbury

The African American Publishing Hustle
Do you know exactly who owns whom? We examine book publishing and why the actual book is now the least important part of the process.
by Ron Kavanaugh

Short
Butterfly by B.C. Gayle

A Publicist Life
Exactly what is a book publicist and why would you need one?
by Marika Flatt
REVIEWS
A Fool’s Paradise by Nancy Flowers Wilson
Bloodroot by Aaron Roy Even
The Day Eazy-E Died by James Earl Hardy
Desirada by Maryse Conde
Further to Fly: Black Women and the Politics of Empowerment by Shelia Radford-Hill
Honky by Dalton Conley
House of Light by Joyce Carol Thomas
If 6 were 9 by Jake Lamar
Little Boys Come From the Stars by Emmanuel Dongala
Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White Earl Lewis & Heidi Ardizzone
Orange Laughter by Leone Ross
Purchasing Power: Black Kids and American Consumer Culture by Elizabeth Chin
Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century by Maria De Los Reyes Castillo Bueno, Daisy Rubiera Castillo
Salvation: Black People and Love by bell hooks

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