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Knowledge is Power

Books + DVDs

Non-Fiction Books and DVDs Author/Topic Overview Find it in the library!
Books Eric Williams The late Eric Williams was prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1961 until his death in 1981. Prior to entering politics, he was professor of political and social science at Howard University. Browse items in the library
DVD + Book Haitian Revolution Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory. Items in the Library
Book CLR James Cyril Lionel Robert James, who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was a Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist. His works are influential in various theoretical, social, and historiographical contexts Item 
Book African Diaspora in the Caribbean "Scholars of the African Americas are sometimes segregated from one another by region or period, by language, or by discipline. Bringing together essays on fashion, the visual arts, film, literature, and history, this volume shows how our understanding of the African diaspora in the Americas can be enriched by crossing disciplinary boundaries." Item in the library
Book Africology and Africana Studies

Decolonizing the universities in Africa: an approach to transformation / Molefi Kete Asante

Postmodernist diversions in African American thought / Daryl B. Harris

Afrocentricity: a critical bibliography / Molefi Kete Asante

Boundless James Baldwin: assessing the creative freedom of a cultural critic and more!

Item in the library
Fiction Author Overview Books and/or DVDs in the Catalog
Book Naomi Jackson Suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them, sisters Phaedra and Dionne spend the summer of 1989 living with their grandmother Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah.

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Star Side of Bird Hill

Book (Young Adult) Elizabeth Acevedo A New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High. Her critically-acclaimed debut novel, The Poet X, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. She is also the recipient of the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award. Additionally, she was honored with the 2019 Pure Belpré Author Award for celebrating, affirming, and portraying Latinx culture and experience

The Poet X

With the Fire on High

Book Rebecca Entel At a Caribbean resort built atop a former slave plantation, Myrna works as a maid by day; by night she trespasses on the resort's overgrown inland property, secretly excavating the plantation ruins that her island community refuses to acknowledge.

Cover image for Fingerprints of previous owners : a novel

Fingerprints of Previous Owners

Book Nicole Dennis-Benn author of Here Comes the Sun, NYTimes Notable Book and winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she teaches at Princeton University and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, NY. 

Cover image for Patsy : a novel

Patsy

 

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