Kingston Noir Book Party at Greenlight

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June 13, 2012 – Colin Channer held court at Greenlight Bookstore, BKNYC, as friends and family gathered to celebrated his newly edited book Kingston Noir. Part of Akashic Books’ “Noir” series, the latest iteration takes place on Jamaica and features writers Christopher John Farley, Patricia Powell, Thomas Glave, and Colin Channer among others. Click here http://amzn.to/LxR9ux for book details. Continue reading

Down These Mean Streets: A Piri Thomas Celebration

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What does it mean to be Black, Puerto Rican, and marginalized, all within your small neighborhood, within your family? In 1967, Piri Thomas’s seminal memoir “Down These Mean Streets” chronicled his life –a young man living a hard life in the streets of El Barrio, Spanish Harlem. The book would go on to become required reading for anyone trying to find a way out, or a way in. Continue reading