Amistad

Amistad Publisher of works by and about people of African descent, on subjects and themes that have significant influence on the perspectives of a world audience.
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Amistad publishes works by and about people of African descent, on subjects and themes that have significant influence on the intellectual, cultural, and historical perspectives of a world audience. Some of our award-winning novels include The Known World By Edward P. Jones, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the Pulitzer Prize National Book Award Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Critics Circle Award; The Legs Are the Last to Go By Diahann Carroll, which won the NAACP Award for Autobiography; Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs By Deborah Willis, Kevin Merida, which won the ALA Black Caucus Award; The Polished Hoe By Austin Clarke, which won the Giller Prize, Canada, for fiction, Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada.

Mission: Our mission is to publish the best and most literary books by and about people of African descent to influence and move a global audience.

01/21/2020

✨We're so excited to share with you the book trailer for We Want Our Bodies Back, a powerful full-length collection from jessica Care moore, one of the leading poets of our time!

👏🏾👏🏿👏🏽📚 Lakewood by Megan Giddings, We Want Our Bodies Back by jessicacaremoor AND Say It Loud! by Tiffany D. Cross are ...
01/16/2020
Reads for the Rest of Us: Feminist Books Coming Out in 2020

👏🏾👏🏿👏🏽📚 Lakewood by Megan Giddings, We Want Our Bodies Back by jessicacaremoor AND Say It Loud! by Tiffany D. Cross are all a part of Ms. Magazine's 'Reads for the Rest of Us: Feminist Books Coming Out in 2020."

Find the full list at https://fal.cn/363HP

While it had its ups and downs, 2019 was a great year for books written by women, trans and gender nonconforming writers and other historically marginalized writers. This year is shaping up to be even better—as evidenced by the 86 books in this very 2020 preview!

Happy Book Birthday🎂 to 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by Zora Neale Hurston! If you need us, we'll be i...
01/14/2020

Happy Book Birthday🎂 to 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by Zora Neale Hurston! If you need us, we'll be in a corner reading and re-reading 🙇🏾‍♀️📚

01/10/2020

🔮 We see top notch books in your future, especially for you #gemini.

Book Riot named 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by Zora Neale Hurston as a January 2020 Horoscope and Book recommendation.

Find yours at https://bit.ly/37xaZIs

👏🏾👏🏿👏🏽✨Lakewood by Megan Giddings AND 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by Zora Neale Hurston are both list...
01/09/2020
Most Anticipated: The Great First-Half 2020 Book Preview - The Millions

👏🏾👏🏿👏🏽✨Lakewood by Megan Giddings AND 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by Zora Neale Hurston are both listed in The Millions 'The Great First-Half 2020 Books' round up!

Find both book previews and the the full list at https://fal.cn/35WD7

We seem to say this every year, but at 140-something books, this is truly our most gratuitously enormous Preview to date.

🤔What are you looking forward to in 2020?Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston is one of th...
01/08/2020
20 reasons why Black excellence will dominate 2020 and beyond - theGrio

🤔What are you looking forward to in 2020?

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston is one of the '20 reasons why Black excellence will dominate 2020 and beyond.'
👏🏽👏🏿👏🏾via TheGrio.

Read the full list at https://on.thegrio.com/2ZMp55Y

From new movies to new albums to the possibility of a new President, here are 20 reasons why Black people should be excited by what's to come in 2020.

The patron saint of black women writers, Zora Neale Hurston, was born on this day in 1891. To celebrate the anniversary ...
01/07/2020

The patron saint of black women writers, Zora Neale Hurston, was born on this day in 1891. To celebrate the anniversary of her birth, Amistad has created a landmark event – for one day only, Their Eyes Were Watching God is FREE at celebratingzora.com. #zoranealehurston

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01/07/2020

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📚 Need some help narrowing down your TBR? The Everygirl named Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale...
01/06/2020
The 10 Most Anticipated Books to Read This Winter

📚 Need some help narrowing down your TBR? The Everygirl named Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston as one of the '10 Most Anticipated Books to Read this Winter❄️."

Read more at https://bit.ly/2T10gSL

all you need this winter: a cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and a good book

📚New year, new reading list! PARADE Magazine named 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by Zora Neale Hurston ...
12/19/2019
Add These to Your List—January Book Releases You’ll Want to Pre-Order Now

📚New year, new reading list! PARADE Magazine named 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by Zora Neale Hurston as one of the January book releases you’ll want to pre-order now!

Read more here: https://fal.cn/35Hof

New year, new reading list. Whether you’re a devourer of literature or someone who’s made a resolution to read more in 2020, January is the perfect time to start. And this month is packed—from intense Scandinavian thrillers and epic odysseys to a housewife determined to fight the patriarchy, t...

#ReadySetHold! 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by #ZoraNealeHurston is one of the 5 books coming out in J...
12/16/2019
Ready, Set, Hold: January 2019 | BOOK RIOT

#ReadySetHold! 'Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick' by #ZoraNealeHurston is one of the 5 books coming out in January you should put on hold at your local library today! https://fal.cn/35DzF via Book Riot

Rincey's got the five books coming out in January you should put on hold at your local library today!

12/16/2019

“Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.” -#ZoraNealeHurston #MondayMotivation

Good Morning America host Michael Strahan picked #MyNameisPrince by Randee St. Nicholas as one of his favorite books of ...
12/15/2019
'GMA' anchors share their favorite books of 2019

Good Morning America host Michael Strahan picked #MyNameisPrince by Randee St. Nicholas as one of his favorite books of 2019📚!
Find out why at https://fal.cn/35CMX

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you still don't know what to get your literary-minded loved ones -- or to treat yourself -- look no further.

🔍Looking for a new perspective in the New Year? Domino Magazine lists #HittingAStraightLickWithACrookedStick by Zora Nea...
12/14/2019
The Best New Books for Winter Will Make You Feel Things

🔍Looking for a new perspective in the New Year?
Domino Magazine lists #HittingAStraightLickWithACrookedStick by Zora Neale Hurston as a book to read this winter when you want to switch up your outlook, https://fal.cn/35Cnq.

Tons of great new books are coming out from December through February—here’s what you’re going to want to cuddle up with when the weather outside is frightful.

💖Love literary fiction and historical fiction? Book Riot named Jeffery Colvin's #Africaville as a book to definitely hav...
12/13/2019
New Release Tuesday: December 10, 2019 | BOOK RIOT

💖Love literary fiction and historical fiction? Book Riot named Jeffery Colvin's #Africaville as a book to definitely have on your radar!

Watch at https://fal.cn/35BsM

Even though the year is ending, there are still plenty of good books coming out! Rincey's got a few to have on your radar.

12/13/2019
Goodreads

Structured as a triptych, #Africaville by Jeffery Colvin tells the larger story of the black experience in parts of Canada and the United States and we want to give a copy to YOU!

We've partnered with Goodreads to #giveaway 20 advance reader's edition. Enter for a chance to win at https://fal.cn/35BhV

Sign up to see what your friends are reading, get book recommendations,and join the world’s largest community of readers.

#HittingAStraightLickWithACrookedStick by #ZoraNealeHurston is one of ‘The 20 most-anticipated books of 2020’ 📚👏🏾https:/...
12/12/2019
The 20 most-anticipated books of 2020

#HittingAStraightLickWithACrookedStick by #ZoraNealeHurston is one of ‘The 20 most-anticipated books of 2020’ 📚👏🏾https://fal.cn/35A26 via Newsweek

With the arrival of the new year comes a flurry of new books we can't wait to devour.

12/11/2019
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Randee St. Nicholas sat down with #GoodDayNewYork to discuss her new book #MyNameisPrince and photographing the 💜icon💜 for the first time in 1991 via FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com https://fal.cn/35yx8

💜“With the lavishly produced "My Name Is Prince," St. Nicholas traces her professional association with Prince from his ...
12/10/2019
"My Name Is Prince": A graceful, powerful photographic tribute to the Purple One

💜“With the lavishly produced "My Name Is Prince," St. Nicholas traces her professional association with Prince from his "Diamonds and Pearls" era through his final months. In so doing, she brings him exuberantly to life through the majesty of her photography.” 💜 via Salon

Read the full review at https://fal.cn/35wSg

Randee St. Nicholas' book of photographs taken over 25 years is a lavish look at an artful, inspired life

According to #IndependentBookstores📚, Zora Neale Hurston's #HittingAStraightLickWithACrookedStick is one of the '10 Most...
12/09/2019
The 10 Most Anticipated Books Of 2020, According To Independent Bookstores

According to #IndependentBookstores📚, Zora Neale Hurston's #HittingAStraightLickWithACrookedStick is one of the '10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020'! https://fal.cn/35vq9 via Forbes

10 independent bookstore staffers share the 2020 most anticipated books they’re looking forward to selling to their customers. The results, which include books by Ada Calhoun, Zora Neale Hurston and N. K. Jemisin, range from memoir, a writing guide, and other nonfiction to literary suspense and YA...

👏🏾👏🏿👏🏽Congratulations to #ThinkBlack author Clyde W. Ford! #ThinkBlack has been longlisted for Porchlight Books Business...
11/26/2019

👏🏾👏🏿👏🏽Congratulations to #ThinkBlack author Clyde W. Ford! #ThinkBlack has been longlisted for Porchlight Books Business Book Awards!

11/15/2019
Editors Unedited: A Conversation with HarperOne President and Publisher Judith Curr

🎧 Want to know more about HarperOne and all of its amazing imprints? Listen to President and Publisher Judith Curr give an overview of HarperOne!

Featuring authors: Zora Neale Hurston, Tina Lifford, Clyde W. Ford, Ben Crump Law, PLLC, and many more! https://fal.cn/3562n

On this week's episode of The Library Love Fest Podcast, we continue our imprint exploration series with a conversation between Virginia and Judith Curr, the President and Publisher of the HarperOne Group. Judith gives an overview of the four imprints...

11/14/2019
Editors Unedited: A Conversation with Amistad Editorial Director Tracy Sherrod

🎧New Podcast Alert!

Our ver own Editorial Director, Tracy Sherrod, talked to the Library Love Fest team! Some of the authors featured include: Clyde W. Ford, Michael W. Twitty, and Jenifer Lewis For Real
https://fal.cn/354PP

On this week's episode of The Library Love Fest Podcast, we welcome back Tracy Sherrod, Editorial Director of Amistad. Tracy gives an overview of the imprint and a few of the books they have published, including some award winners! She...

11/08/2019

Tina Lifford shares with you 5 inner fitness mantras to help you on your own journey. 📽️
#SelfCare #InnerFitness #TheLittleBookofBigLies

Did you ever take a class that explained how to navigate the hurts, dramas, traumas, upsets, disappointments, and fears ...
11/03/2019

Did you ever take a class that explained how to navigate the hurts, dramas, traumas, upsets, disappointments, and fears that come with life?
The Little Book of Big Lies is that class! An inspiring and illuminating guide to true Self-care from Inner Fitness strategist Tina Lifford
#SelfCareSunday

The Little Book of Big Lies will turn shame into self-acceptance, self-rejection into self-love, blame into freedom and ...
10/24/2019

The Little Book of Big Lies will turn shame into self-acceptance, self-rejection into self-love, blame into freedom and old hurt into personal power so that you can BE FULLY ALIVE!

Think Possibility. So often, once you've identified the things you want to change in your life, the task seems overwhelming. But anything can shift. Try this. Use the phrases, "Up until now..." (things have been one way,) and "From this point forward..." (things can change for the better). Free yourself from the past and open yourself to all that is possible for your future.

#AmistadBooks #TinaLifford #TheLittleBookofBigLies #Greatbooks #bookstagram #wellreadblackgirl #prettybooks #Shift #ThinkPossibility #innerfitness

10/23/2019
50 Cent

We are so happy to announce the publication of Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. You can pre-order yours here: http://bit.ly/31Hw5Ax

‪As an artist I have evolved so much over the years with my transition into different sectors of the entertainment industry, I felt that it was time to share my experiences and knowledge through my latest book Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac ‬

10/20/2019

💆🏾‍♀️ #SelfCareSunday
Learn from Inner Fitness strategist, Tina Lifford, the personal development practices to foster well-being so that you can Be Fully Alive and THRIVE in your life!

10/18/2019
Ben Crump on confronting racial bias and "genocide" of colored people

📽️ Civil rights attorney Ben Crump Law, PLLC appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about his new book, “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People." Crump discussed how racist practices within the criminal justice system impact America.
https://fal.cn/34AlR

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been called the “African-American family emergency plan.” He’s been by the side of many people seeking justice, including the families of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and most recently Botham Jean. Crump joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, “Ope...

Watch Rakim's interview on The Wendy Williams Show talking about his memoir Sweat the Technique
10/03/2019
Rakim

Watch Rakim's interview on The Wendy Williams Show talking about his memoir Sweat the Technique

Thanks to Wendy for bringing me on to talk about my new book #SweatTheTechnique
( available in stores and online everywhere )

True Facts... Recording the the Audio Book had me challenged. 300 pages of thoughts I never thoughts I'd be sharing and now I got to read them out loud??? Wendy called and told me she hated doing hers... until it was done snd she knew no other voice but her own could tell her story. She helped me take it across the finish line. Check It at Audible on Amazon.com

Read more about the things you never knew, how I do what I do and how to inspire yourself.
#SweatTheTecnique by RAKIM

https://www.wendyshow.com/2019/09/26/rakim-tells-it-all/

Congratulations Clyde W. Ford!
10/02/2019
Clyde W. Ford

Congratulations Clyde W. Ford!

𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐝𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐝-𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞
THINK BLACK was shortlisted today, Oct. 1, for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. This prize is especially meaningful to me because it recognizes books that might make a difference, and because the prize winner will be announced on Oct. 22 by Paul Krugman, someone whom I have enormous respect for, and consider a real hero. Read the announcement at...
https://tinyurl.com/yyzxdjuk

An inspiring and illuminating guide to true self care, The Little Book of Big Lies by Tina Lifford will help you develop...
09/30/2019

An inspiring and illuminating guide to true self care, The Little Book of Big Lies by Tina Lifford will help you develop skills and practices that foster personal resilience, help resolve old issues and hurt, and relieve stress so that you can thrive and be fully alive!

The Little Book of Big Lies book comes out 11/19 but you can pre-order it today from your favorite retailer. http://bit.ly/2oDBryR

We are celebrating Rakim's upcoming book alongside his FILA USA family. Together they created the Original Fitness x RAK...
09/21/2019

We are celebrating Rakim's upcoming book alongside his FILA USA family. Together they created the Original Fitness x RAKIM, an exclusive sneaker inspired by the cover of SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE. Want your own pair? Hit the link below to enter for a chance win one of these limited-edition kicks when you pre-order the signed edition of the book from Barnes & Noble.

Link: bit.ly/rkmgldc

If you're looking for recommendations on what to read this Fall look no further, and check out this list from Book Riot,...
09/20/2019
50 Must-Read Fall 2019 Books to Cozy Up To | Book Riot

If you're looking for recommendations on what to read this Fall look no further, and check out this list from Book Riot, it includes our very own Clyde W. Ford and Ben Crump Law, PLLC!
https://fal.cn/3446S

Don't miss picking up these exceptional fall 2019 books this season. Grab your mug of cocoa, set up your book fort, and watch your TBR grow.

09/18/2019

📣𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭📣

You may know her as Aunt Vi from the critically acclaimed drama Queen Sugar, but Tina Lifford is also an Inner Fitness strategist committed to helping you live fully and thrive. And she's doing just that in her new book!

The Little Book of Big Lies will turn shame into self-acceptance, self-rejection into self-love, blame into freedom and old hurt into personal power so that you can BE FULLY ALIVE!

Tina visited our office and she signed an advance reader's edition that can be yours today! Are you ready to take this journey and change your life? Then go visit our Instagram and enter the giveaway!

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