A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa by Alexis Okeowo (13.99)
A Moonless, Starless Sky, brings together four very different narratives to redefine what it means to live in fundamentalist Africa. Okeowo follows "a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the extremist group Boko Haram". This book deconstructs what it means to live an ordinary life with no impact. Through vivid storytelling, Okeowo illustrates what it means to be a light in the midst of darkness.
A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni
Scheduled for release on October 24th, A Good Cry explores the life of Giovanni and the people that helped her shape it. This book allows us to dive deep into the life of the famed poet and unearth a more intimate look at Giovanni. From family and friends, A Good Cry offers insight into how people and circumstances influence our growth if we are willing to be present in every moment.
Sparrow by Sarah Moon (11.99)
This novel follows Sparrow, a girl obsessed with books, loneliness, and the bond she shares with the school librarian- Mrs. Walker. When Mrs. Walker is killed in a car accident, the shock leads Sparrow to the top of the school in an effort to commit suicide. In an order to overcome herself, Sparrow visits a therapist who introduces her to the healing and an outlet- Rock & Roll.
My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir by Jessica B. Harris (12.99)
This memoir follows the Jessica B. Harris through the streets of New York when she was blessed to be around the likes of Maya Angelou and James Baldwin. She illustrates the vibrant beauty of New York during a time of activism and art. This intimate book shares of Harris' social circle and her love life. Most importantly she tales of how the people around her influenced her work as a critic for New York Amsterdam News and editor during the birthing of Essence Magazine.