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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.



Who Fears Death Cover Image
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
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
ISBN: 9781479886753
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Published: New York University Press - May 7th, 2019

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

There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as "diseased" and a burden on the public health care system. This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, which Sabrina Strings shows took root more than two hundred years ago.

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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
Availability: Special Order
Published: Everyman Publishers - February 4th, 2016

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

The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience.  Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni's Room, and to the political fire that enflames his nonfiction work.  Here,

The Wangs vs. the World Cover Image
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)
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.

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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.