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For the holidays, I would like......

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message 2: by William (new)

William (be2lieve) | 1304 comments Mod
How about:

I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Perceval Everett

Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey

The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Conversations With Myself by Nelson Mandela

The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris ?

message 3: by ColumbusReads (new)

ColumbusReads (coltrane01) | 3863 comments Mod
(mostly) all I want for Christmas...

*The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected writings- James Baldwin

*The Penguin Guide to Jazz --9th Edition

*Black Feeling, Black Talk/Black Judgment (Poems) -- Nikki Giovanni

*Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original - Robin Kelley

* Half-Past Autumn: A Retrospective (Photographs) & A Choice of Weapons (autobiography) by Gordon Parks

*The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson

*Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music (Music of the Black Diaspora) - Amiri Baraka

message 4: by Elatsoe Stan (new)

Elatsoe Stan | 58 comments Just got Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. Just finished Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters. I think my next one will be The Interpreter: A Novel by Suki Kim.

message 5: by Mistinguette (new)

Mistinguette Smith | 191 comments @Leah: Do you think Jessica Hagedorn's "Dogeaters" would be a good selection for LFPOC?

message 6: by Maegen (last edited Jan 14, 2011 06:44PM) (new)

message 7: by Wilhelmina (new)

Wilhelmina Jenkins | 2049 comments Good choices, Maegen!

message 8: by Mack (new)

Mack (blakintellekt88) | 2 comments I know that the holidays are long, long, long gone, but I would have loved to have gotten my hands on a copy of "The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelo"--my favorite set of autobiographies in the entire world--and a nice second choice would have been a copy of "Some Sing, Some Cry" by Ntozake Shange!

Better luck next year...

message 9: by Maegen (new)

Maegen (maegenr) | 44 comments @Mack I just got a copy of Some Sing, Some Cry. She's coming to Chicago in a couple of weeks to speak at one of the local universities. I'm hoping to make out to see her.

message 10: by Mack (last edited Feb 02, 2011 09:15PM) (new)

Mack (blakintellekt88) | 2 comments Awesome! What a treat. I've been a devoted fan since I read "Betsey Brown" some time ago (which I got my hands on BEFORE I read "For Colored Girls..." believe it or not!) Keep us posted should you happen to make it out. :)

message 11: by Maegen (last edited Feb 02, 2011 09:39PM) (new)

Maegen (maegenr) | 44 comments Will do and btw: Betsey Brown is one of my favorite books.

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