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  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Study Review Guide

    by Total Class Notes

    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

    $4.59 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

  • And Still I Rise

    by Dr Maya Angelou

    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

  • 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

    $44.65 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

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

    by Speedy Publishing

    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

    $4.59 AUD

  • James Baldwin: The Last Interview

    and other Conversations

    by James Baldwin and 1 more

    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

    $19.68 AUD

  • Notes of a Native Son

    by James Baldwin and 1 more

    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

    $34.42 AUD

  • American Socialist Triptych

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

    by Mark Van Wienen

    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

    $45.42 AUD

  • Every Man Deserves a Good Jacket

    by Crystal Evans

    If you love a great Jamaican Story, rooted in reality then this book will make you laugh and cry. Not an emotional rollercoaster, just a dose of my reality with a tups of fantasy ... Read more

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  • 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

    $30.68 AUD

  • Physics of Blackness

    Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology

    by Michelle M. Wright

    What does it mean to be Black? If Blackness is not biological in origin but socially and discursively constructed, does the meaning of Blackness change over time and space? In Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology, Michelle M. Wright argues that although we often explicitly define Blackness as a “what,” it in fact always operates as a “when” and a “where.” By putting lay ... Read more

    $30.79 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

    $39.26 AUD

  • James Baldwin's Turkish Decade

    Erotics of Exile

    by Magdalena J. Zaborowska

    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

    $36.84 AUD

  • Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers

    African Diaspora Literary Culture and the Cultural Cold War

    by Cedric Tolliver

    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

    $30.68 AUD

  • The Dark Fantastic

    Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games

    by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

    series Postmillennial Pop #13
    Winner, 2020 World Fantasy AwardsFinalist, Creative Nonfiction IGNYTE Award, given by FIYACON for BIPOC+ in Speculative FictionReveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation, but a lack of imaginationStories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction ... Read more

    $24.74 AUD

  • Writing Queer Women of Color

    Representation and Misdirection in Contemporary Fiction and Graphic Narratives

    by Monalesia Earle

     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

    $52.24 AUD

  • The New Negro

    by Alain Locke

    From the man known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance comes a powerful, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who shaped the Harlem Renaissance movement and who help us to consider the evolution of the African American in society.With stunning works by seminal black voices such as Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, and W.E.B. DuBois, Locke has constructed a vivid look at the new ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Reading Octavia E. Butler: Xenogenesis / Liliths Brood

    by John Lennard

    Octavia Butler's premature and sudden death in 2006 has been very widely lamented, unhappily confirming her influence as a vital African-American and female pioneer in SF. Xenogenesis (retitled Lilith's Brood in 2000) is one of Butler's most important works, and comprises the novels Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989). The Notes cover Octavia Butler's life and work; the ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Death-Bound-Subject

    Richard Wright’s Archaeology of Death

    by Abdul R. JanMohamed and 2 more

    series Post-Contemporary Interventions
    During the 1940s, in response to the charge that his writing was filled with violence, Richard Wright replied that the manner came from the matter, that the “relationship of the American Negro to the American scene [was] essentially violent,” and that he could deny neither the violence he had witnessed nor his own existence as a product of racial violence. Abdul R. JanMohamed provides ... Read more

    $35.63 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

    $76.77 AUD

  • Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'

    Origins

    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

    $71.49 AUD

  • Begin Again

    James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today

    by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA searing indictment of racial injustice in America - inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin - to help us understand the present moment, and imagine a new future into being'Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.' JAMES BALDWINThe struggles of Black Lives Matter and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Bunna Man

    Joe Grind Series

    by Crystal Evans

    series Joe Grind Series #1
    A book about love, lies and deception between two women and the man who stole their hearts and played then both as fools. The never ending story of how a cute face and a smile turn smart women into foolish girls.  ... Read more

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