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Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity
Winner, 2019 Outstanding Book Award, International Communication Association

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This outstanding Haitian novel tells of Manuel's struggle to keep his little community from starvation during drought.

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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
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The Book of Daniel
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In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
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In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake." …
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The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield
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The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America
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The Collected Poems
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Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poe…
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Crossing the Mangrove
3.85 avg. rating
· 850 Ratings
Francis Sancher—a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others—is found dead, face down in the mud on a path outside Rivière au Sel, a small village in Guadeloupe.  None of the villagers are…
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"... there's no question (Stokesbury) has done well for his poets, for his region, and for all of us who need fine poems, wherever they are made". -- American Book Review
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Chronicle is proud to publish the exciting paintings of widely acclaimed German artist Michael Sowa. A miniature pig splashing in a bowl of soup; a duck leading a wheelbarrow down a country lane; a wo…
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