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Dartricia Rollins (pronouns: she/her) is the Assistant Director of Charis Circle, and a bookseller at Charis Books and More. Dartricia is a Black Feminist-Communist. She reads widely across genres, currently focused on decolonization, socialism, and political theory. 

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Eva's Man (Celebrating Black Women Writers) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807028995
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Published: Beacon Press - October 20th, 2020

"The Best American Novelist Whose Name You May Not Know"—Calvin Baker, The Atlantic

"A literary giant, and one of my absolute favourite writers" -TAYARI JONES, author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE

"An American writer with a powerful sense of vital inheritance, of history in
the blood." -John Updike, The New Yorker


Breath, Eyes, Memory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616955021
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Published: Soho Press - February 24th, 2015

The 20th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticat's groundbreaking debut, now an established classic--revised and with a new introduction by the author, and including extensive bonus materials


On Practice and Contradiction (Revolutions) Cover Image
By Mao Tse-Tung, Slavoj Zizek (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781844675876
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Published: Verso - January 17th, 2007

These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions, and their clarion calls to insurrection remain some of the most stirring of all time. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Žižek’s firecracker commentary reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao’s thought in the revolutionary canon.


Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] Cover Image
By Bryant Terry (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984859723
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Published: 4 Color Books - October 19th, 2021

A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.


Blood in My Eye Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9780933121232
Published: Black Classic Press - December 19th, 1996

Blood In My Eye was completed only days before it's author was killed. George Jackson died on August 21, 1971 at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy dollars from a gas station and was sentenced from one year to life.


Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780984122080
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Published: PSL Publications - June 29th, 2013

Shackled and Chained, Mass Incarceration in Captalist America is a thorough examination of mass incarceration, its causes and consequences. Eugene Puryear examines the evolution of mass incarceration as a product of the exigencies of U.S. monopoly capitalism as well as bipartisan political fealty to the system's needs.


A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • “A masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), a “devastating” (The New York Times) meditation on Black performance in America from the MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow and bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain


Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones Cover Image
$33.29
ISBN: 9780822341161
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Published: Duke University Press - March 1st, 2008

In Left of Karl Marx, Carole Boyce Davies assesses the activism, writing, and legacy of Claudia Jones (1915-1964), a pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual, dedicated communist, and feminist.


How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608468553
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Published: Haymarket Books - December 5th, 2017

If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free. --Combahee River Collective Statement

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction


The Groundings With My Brothers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781788731157
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Published: Verso - April 23rd, 2019

"I have sat on a little oil drum, rusty and in the midst of garbage, and some black brothers and I have grounded together." - Walter Rodney


The Wretched of the Earth Cover Image
By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox (Translator), Homi K. Bhabha (Foreword by)
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780802141323
Published: Grove Press - March 1st, 2005

First published in 1961, Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth is a masterful and timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle. In 2020, it found a new readership in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the centering of narratives interrogating race by Black writers.


Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (Studies in African Literature) Cover Image
$22.94
ISBN: 9780852555019
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Published: James Currey - January 15th, 2011

Ngugi describes this book as 'a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in teaching of literature.'

East Africa Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda]: EAEP.


The Communist Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940177816
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Published: PSI - May 23rd, 2020

Discourse on Colonialism Cover Image
$18.40
ISBN: 9781583670255
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Published: Monthly Review Press - January 1st, 2001

C saire's essay stands as an important document in the development of
third world consciousness--a process in which he] played a prominent
role.


Why Socialism? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996246507
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Published: PSL Publications - March 27th, 2015

Posing the question "Why socialism?" today is not dispassionate or academic. The starting point is that for millions of people in the United States and around the world-for the vast majority, in fact-this capitalist system is not working. Why Socialism? It is a question that takes on greater urgency with every passing day in the United States and around the world.


Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Paulo Freire, Donaldo Macedo (Foreword by)
$29.84
ISBN: 9781501314131
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - March 22nd, 2018

First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970.


Revolution Manifesto: Understanding Marx and Lenin's Theory of Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780991030330
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Published: Liberation Media - June 15th, 2015

Whether it is brutal murders by the police, the injustices perpetrated everyday in the legal and prison system, or the military interventions around the globe-the state remains a topic of utmost importance for today's revolutionaries. In the everyday struggles of working class and oppressed people the state often presents itself as the main enemy. Can anything be done to change this reality?


Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449052
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Published: Orbit - September 18th, 2018

Rosewater is the start of an award-winning trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

*Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, winner
*Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel, winne
r

Rosewater is a town on the edge.


Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807009772
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Published: Beacon Press - June 15th, 2003

Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R.


Corregidora (Celebrating Black Women Writers #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807061091
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Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2019

One of The New Yorker’s “The Best Books We Read in 2020” picks

“Jones’s great achievement is to reckon with both history and interiority, and to collapse the boundary between them.”—Anna Wiener, The New Yorker


Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture (Undercurrents) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939568328
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Published: Black Ocean - October 6th, 2020

Black artists of the avant-garde have always defined the future.