Results for Nonfiction + African American Authors & Leads + Contemporary

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  • A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
    Alexis Okeowo
    Paperback: 10/02/2018
     
    In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by ...
  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
    Roxane Gay
    Paperback: 06/12/2018
     
    From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-...
  • The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After
    Elizabeth Weil, Clemantine Wamariya
    Hardcover: 04/24/2018
     
    A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us.
  • Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea
    Anna Badkhen
    Hardcover: 03/13/2018
     
    An intimate account of life in a West African fishing village, tugged by currents ancient and modern, and ...
  • Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum
    Kennedy Odede, Jessica Posner
    Paperback: 07/26/2016
     
    Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a ...
  • King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
    Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman
    Paperback: 02/12/2013
     
    The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an ...
  • No Biking in the House Without a Helmet
    Melissa Fay Greene
    Paperback: 04/24/2012
     
    A loving portrait of a unique twenty first-century family with nine children as it wobbles between disaster ...

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