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  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Study Review Guide

    series Total Class Notes Study Guides
    Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The guide includes:   ·         A short summary of the entire novel ·         The major themes and their relationship to the storyline ·         A character guide with br... ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

    by John Lennard ...
    An illuminating study of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel with special attention to its film versions. From its first publication in 1955 Nabokov's Lolita has been denounced as immoral filth, hailed as a moral masterpiece, and both praised and damned for stylistic excess. In this fresh appraisal John Lennard provides convenient overviews of Nabokov's life and of the novel (including both ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • And Still I Rise

    A beautiful and inspiring collection of poetry by Maya Angelou, author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS and 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (BARACK OBAMA).'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Notes of a Native Son

    by James Baldwin ...
    A new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin’s death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writerSince its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Nobody Knows My Name

    More Notes Of A Native Son

    by James Baldwin ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'These essays ... live and grow in the mind' James Campbell, IndependentBeing a writer, says James Baldwin in this searing collection of essays, requires 'every ounce of stamina he can summon to attempt to look on himself and the world as they are'. His seminal 1961 follow-up to Notes on a Native Son shows him responding to his times and exploring his role as an artist with biting precision and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mouth Full of Blood

    Essays, Speeches, Meditations

    by Toni Morrison ...
    “She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the power of words.****” - Oprah WinfreyA vital non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered American writersSpanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Writing Beyond Race

    Living Theory and Practice

    by bell hooks ...
    What are the conditions needed for our nation to bridge cultural and racial divides? By "writing beyond race," noted cultural critic bell hooks models the constructive ways scholars, activists, and readers can challenge and change systems of domination.In the spirit of previous classics like Outlaw Culture and Reel to Real, this new collection of compelling essays interrogates contemporary ... Read more

    $48.99 AUD

  • I Ain't Scared of You

    by Bernie Mac ...
    A laugh-out-loud humor book from one of the most celebrated comedians, Bernie Mac, the star of Fox's The Bernie Mac Show, winner of the prestigious Peabody Award.The Chicago-bred performer and royal king of the Original Kings of Comedy, Bernie Mac, has won over countless fans of cutting comedy and family humor with an edgy show that tells it like it is but never loses heart. No surprise, Mac has ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Harris Family

    A Novel

    by RM Johnson ...
    The unforgettable crew of characters from RM Johnson's bestselling debut novel, The Harris Men, returns in a riveting story of love, loss, and second chances.Julius Harris walked out on his family twenty-five years ago—and not a moment goes by when he doesn't regret it. Five years ago, after learning he had cancer, Julius tried to make peace with his three sons. It didn't take. Now, the disease ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Big Book Of Butts (Adult Picture Book: Anaconda Edition)

    A protruding posterior is considered attractive by guys for a variety of reasons. Primarily, evolution programmed men to prefer women with wide child-rearing hips, and a big butt represents this ideal mating quality. Plumpness also signifies youthfulness, which is a trait that males prefer. Finally, everyone likes something to hold onto during sex, and a little spanking never hurt either. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • James Baldwin: The Last Interview

    and other Conversations

    series The Last Interview Series
    Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin“I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of France to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin’s brother David told him to ask Baldwin about everything—Baldwin was critically ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Summary and Analysis of Beloved

    Based on the Book by Toni Morrison

    by Worth Books ...
    series Smart Summaries
    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Beloved tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Toni Morrison’s book.Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.This short summary and analysis of Beloved by Toni Morrison includes:Historical contextChapter-by-chapter summariesCharacter ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Dark Thirst

    A haunting anthology of vampire fiction—one that brings a colorful new dimension to one of the world's most erotic and enduring myths.Featuring stories from some of the most popular African American writers:Omar Tyree writes about The Old South, which falls prey to a handsome young vampire with a taste for beautiful women—love at first bite never hurt so good.In Angela C. Allen’s story, the mafia ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Begin Again

    James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today

    *THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*'A simply wonderful book' PHILIPPE SANDS'Begin Again is that rare thing: an instant classic' PANKAJ MISHRA'Incredibly moving and stirring' DIANA EVANSAmerica is at a crossroads.Drawing insight and inspiration from Baldwin's writings, Glaude suggests we can find hope and guidance through an era of shattered promises and... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bodyminds Reimagined

    (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction

    by Sami Schalk ...
    In Bodyminds Reimagined Sami Schalk traces how black women's speculative fiction complicates the understanding of bodyminds—the intertwinement of the mental and the physical—in the context of race, gender, and (dis)ability. Bridging black feminist theory with disability studies, Schalk demonstrates that this genre's political potential lies in the authors' creation of bodyminds that transcend ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Black Madness :

    Mad Blackness

    In Black Madness :: Mad Blackness Therí Alyce Pickens rethinks the relationship between Blackness and disability, unsettling the common theorization that they are mutually constitutive. Pickens shows how Black speculative and science fiction authors such as Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, and Tananarive Due craft new worlds that reimagine the intersection of Blackness and madness. These creative ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Balancing the Books

    Faulkner, Morrison and the Economies of Slavery

    by Erik Dussere ...
    series Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
    Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about how the legacies of slavery linger in the lives and actions of their characters, although the ... Read more

    $82.99 AUD

  • Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'


    by Justine Tally ...
    series Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature
    This work expands the scope of Morrison’s project to examine the ways and means of memory in the preservation of belief systems passed down from the earliest civilizations (both the Classical Greek and the Ancient Egyptian) as a challenge to the sterility of modernity. Moreover, this research explores the author’s specific use of Foucauldian theory as a vehicle for her narrative, which reclaims ... Read more

    $77.99 AUD

  • Writing Queer Women of Color

    Representation and Misdirection in Contemporary Fiction and Graphic Narratives

     Queer women of color have historically been underrepresented or excluded completely in fiction and comics. When present, they are depicted as "less than" the white, Eurocentric norm. Drawing on semiotics, queer theory, and gender studies, this book addresses the imbalanced representation of queer women of color in graphic narratives and fiction and explores ways of rewriting queer women of color ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Black Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being

    by Kevin Quashie ...
    series Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
    In Black Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being, Kevin Quashie imagines a Black world in which one encounters Black being as it is rather than only as it exists in the shadow of anti-Black violence. As such, he makes a case for Black aliveness even in the face of the persistence of death in Black life and Black study. Centrally, Quashie theorizes aliveness through the aesthetics of poetry, reading ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Wrestling with the Left

    The Making of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

    by Barbara Foley ...
    In Wrestling with the Left, Barbara Foley presents a penetrating analysis of the creation of Invisible Man. In the process she sheds new light not only on Ralph Ellison’s celebrated novel but also on his early radicalism and the relationship between African American writers and the left during the early years of the cold war. Foley scrutinized thousands of pages of drafts and notes for the novel, ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • James Baldwin's Turkish Decade

    Erotics of Exile

    Between 1961 and 1971 James Baldwin spent extended periods of time in Turkey, where he worked on some of his most important books. In this first in-depth exploration of Baldwin’s “Turkish decade,” Magdalena J. Zaborowska reveals the significant role that Turkish locales, cultures, and friends played in Baldwin’s life and thought. Turkey was a nurturing space for the author, who by 1961 had spent ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • American Socialist Triptych

    The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W. E. B. Du Bois

    series Class : Culture
    American Socialist Triptych: The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W. E. B. Du Bois explores the contributions of three writers to the development of American socialism over a fifty--year period and asserts the vitality of socialism in modern American literature and culture.Drawing upon a wide range of texts including archival sources, Mark W. Van Wienen ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers

    African Diaspora Literary Culture and the Cultural Cold War

    series Class : Culture
    Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers recovers the history of the writers, artists, and intellectuals of the African diaspora who, witnessing a transition to an American-dominated capitalist world-system during the Cold War, offered searing critiques of burgeoning U.S. hegemony. Cedric R. Tolliver traces this history through an analysis of signal events and texts where African diaspora literary ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD