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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
4.25
it was amazing
The best Latin American history book on earth! "The most heartening response came not from the book pages in the press but from real incidents in the ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2007
 
African Holistic Health
4.49
really liked it
This work took me several weeks to complete. It is a dense compiling of Afrikan-centered perspectives on health and medicine and seeks, a bit overambi ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
Salt: A World History
3.73
really liked it
An interesting survey of the geography and politics of salt. A hodgepodge of random information about how a small but essential substance has indelibl ...more
not set
Feb 15, 2008
 
Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health, and Society: Black Female Vegans Speak
4.21
it was amazing
An excellent collection of essays exploring different intersections of blackness, wombanness and veganism. Most sophisticated and inspiring are Breeze ...more
May 18, 2010
May 02, 2010
 
The Feast of All Saints
3.83
it was amazing
A remarkable well-researched and from-the-heart work of historical fiction which follows the everyday lives of antebellum gens de couleur, also common ...more
Mar 02, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
 
The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts
3.60
it was amazing
This book stood out to me because it has more layers, and deals with more shades of gray more wholeheartedly than other books I came across. McKinley' ...more
not set
Jan 03, 2008
 
Toward the African Revolution
4.17
really liked it
An interesting collection of Fanon's thoughts and political writings.
Oct 13, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
 
The God of Small Things
3.91
it was amazing
This is a revolutionary piece of literature on many levels, most significant for me in it's violent rupturing of stylistic strangleholds, a venture in ...more
Mar 04, 2008
Feb 06, 2008
 
Tar Baby
3.91
it was amazing
Toni Morrison is a stunning writer and this book is an absolutely breathtaking example of her literary opulence. An amazing, complex piece of literatu ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
3.71
it was amazing
Great read! A needed broadening and revision of feminism situating female sexuality as a fundamentally intellectual and creative trait; a primordial p ...more
Dec 15, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss
3.92
really liked it
Rose offers a simple, real world approach to people interested in raw foodism at any level. Compared to other live food literature Ive read, i got a l ...more
not set
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Farming of Bones
4.06
really liked it
Devastatingly powerful.
not set
Mar 25, 2008
 
La Presencia Negra En Santo Domingo: Un Enfoque Etnohistorico
4.00
really liked it
El propósito del autor es doble: impartir conocimiento básico sobre las culturas africanas del continente y explorar la prevalencia, la política, las ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
 
Patient Heal Thyself
3.78
it was ok
The beginning contains an interesting personal narrative of one man's journey from a seemingly incurable Chron's disease into a disease-free state. It ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2008
 
Prince: A Pop Life
3.74
it was amazing
I never thought I would describe a book as orgasmic until I came across Dave Hill’s Prince: A Pop Life. Delightful revelations, myth-busters, and narr ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
A Lesson Before Dying
3.93
it was ok
The narrative was slow-starting, and even once it started going, it fell flatline for me. Part of this is structural, you know the trajectory of event ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Feb 11, 2008
 
Celaya: Sus RaíCes Africanas
3.00
liked it
Celaya: sus raíces africanas es una discusión de la presencia, las funciones y la participación social del africanos (puro o mezclado con otros raíces ...more
Jan 22, 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
A Dark Secret
3.55
liked it
After reading Atkins Bowman's first novel, White Chocolate, I was excited to get into Dark Secret. I enjoyed the book, and couldn't put it down as I w ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural
3.75
really liked it
Excerpt: "Multiculturalism should be about confronting racism and power, not about plates of ethnic food...it seemed to me we spent so much time talki ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
3.99
liked it
A creative discussion and gallery of mapping concepts expressed in varying formats/occurences in a range of contexts throughout history. I was first d ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 03, 2008
 
A Room of One's Own
4.10
really liked it
Begins with a first hand account of being rejected from entering a library and being a woman attendee at a writing workshop, truly sidelined. Progress ...more
Mar 03, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
 
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
3.91
it was amazing
Really wonderful collection of short stories! The author is powerful and subtle in her use of language. Also great nostalgic factor for anyone who gre ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
 
Skinny Bitch
3.34
really liked it
Don't let the goofy title fool you. This is a great health/nutrition/wellness quick-read inclusive of a strong argument towards vegetarianism.
not set
Feb 02, 2009
 
The Bone People
4.06
it was amazing
Like reading my way through a 445 page dream. This book affected me profoundly. I found it therapeutic as a trip to a desolate coast. Oceanic imagery ...more
May 26, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame
4.16
it was amazing
Excellent analysis of the causes and course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Haiti and other tourist-visited Caribbean islands. With a lens on Haiti, Dr. F ...more
Aug 30, 2015
Sep 06, 2010
 
The Cancer Journals
4.22
it was amazing
pure audre genius...
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China's Other Billion
3.85
it was amazing
A well written and thoroughly entertaining Peace Corps memoir.
not set
Jul 08, 2011
 
Mating
3.80
it was amazing
Great read about an anthropology grad student struggling through a dilapidated thesis and through the terrain of Botswana. Eventually she stalks out a ...more
Oct 14, 2008
Oct 04, 2008
 
Symptomatic
3.26
it was amazing
Interesting and suspenseful!
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
 
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
4.31
it was amazing
An amazing collection of essays, photographs and artwork exploring the life and legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the many ways in which he has impact ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 30, 2007
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