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Alithia is a PhD candidate at Georgia State and mother of a cute, nonbinary chorgi. She loves speculative fiction (especially Afrofuturist/queer/feminist speculative fiction) almost as much as she loves blobfish.

 

 

Plucked: A History of Hair Removal (Biopolitics #8) Cover Image
$24.20
ISBN: 9781479852819
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Published: New York University Press - November 1st, 2016

Uncovers the history of hair removal practices and sheds light on the prolific culture of beauty


Invention Of Women: Making An African Sense Of Western Gender Discourses Cover Image
$26.40
ISBN: 9780816624416
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 1st, 1997

The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia (Sexual Cultures #10) Cover Image
$26.40
ISBN: 9781479892525
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Published: New York University Press - March 20th, 2018

What can the killing of a transgender teen can teach us about the violence of misreading gender identity as sexual identity?


Clap When You Land Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


How Beautiful We Were: A Novel Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9780593132425
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House - March 9th, 2021

From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company.
 


Docile Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250216151
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tordotcom - March 3rd, 2020

K. M. Szpara's Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles.

There is no consent under capitalism.


Who Fears Death Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780756406691
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Published: DAW - June 7th, 2011

Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin!

An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. 


Internment Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316522694
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

An instant New York Times bestseller!


Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia Cover Image
$30.80
ISBN: 9781479886753
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Published: New York University Press - May 7th, 2019

Winner, 2020 Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award, given by the American Sociological Association

Honorable Mention, 2020 Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award, given by the American Sociological Association

How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years


Lilith's Brood Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9780446676106
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 1st, 2000

The acclaimed trilogy that comprises Lilith's Brood is Hugo and Nebula award-winner Octavia E. Butler at her best.

Presented for the first time in one volume with an introduction by Joan Slonczewski, Ph.D., Lilith's Brood is a profoundly evocative, sensual -- and disturbing -- epic of human transformation.


Giovanni's Room Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781841593722
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Published: Everyman Publishers - February 4th, 2016

Just Above My Head: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780385334563
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Published: Delta - June 13th, 2000

James Baldwin’s final novel is “the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers” (The New York Times Book Review).
 
“Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.”
 


The Wangs vs. the World Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781328745538
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Published: Mariner Books - June 6th, 2017

For fans of Crazy Rich Asians: Meet the Wangs, the unforgettable immigrant family whose spectacular fall from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings them together in a way money never could.

Charles Wang, a brash, lovable businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, has just lost everything in the financial crisis.


Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J.


Kingdom of Souls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062870957
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Published: HarperTeen - September 3rd, 2019

A girl with no gifts must bargain for the power to fight her own mother’s dark schemes—even if the price is her life.