Revolutionary & Colonial Washington Heights, Harlem, Africa, West Indies, Art, Myth, History & Literature: Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Theology, Military, Labor, Civil Rights, Negritude, Black Power.
While I am reading the galley of Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings (both as above) I will reserve judgement but not my enthusiasm. I really like what it’s got going on. It is the sort of reading experience I am always up for; a highlife story. In this, I am not alone. [...]
Apropos Upworthy’s extensive reach, reposting Oresti Tsonopoulos’s Kurt Thometz’s Little Black Bookstore, Jumel Terrace Books has had its biggest day on the internet EVAH! As a result, I’ve had several mash-notes, but no offers, indecent <sigh> or otherwise, & several curiosity seekers (you couldn’t call them customers) who have all very sincerely promised to come [...]
ATTENTION SMART SHOPPERS!!! Dis ole world getting you down? Feelin’ like The Invisible Man, with Mr. Charlie giving you the Summertime Blues? All your sick days used up and, lacking in paid vacation, island hopping between Staten, Roosevelt, Rikers and several prestige-less addresses on Western Long Island? Like all savvy New Yorkers you know, when it’s [...]