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The most respected and storied African-American imprint in publishing, Amistad was founded in 1986 to specialize in the works of authors who honor and consecrate the memory of those who fought—and continue to fight—for freedom. Now publishing titles such as Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson; Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey; Open Season by Ben Crump; and Barracoon by Zora Nea

The most respected and storied African-American imprint in publishing, Amistad was founded in 1986 to specialize in the works of authors who honor and consecrate the memory of those who fought—and continue to fight—for freedom. Now publishing titles such as Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson; Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey; Open Season by Ben Crump; and Barracoon by Zora Nea

Louis Edwards answers ten questions for Poets & Writers about his latest novel, RAMADAN RAMSEY, the writing process, and...
08/20/2021
Ten Questions for Louis Edwards

Louis Edwards answers ten questions for Poets & Writers about his latest novel, RAMADAN RAMSEY, the writing process, and his current favorite reads.

✨ Catch the full interview: https://fal.cn/3hClE

“I write when an idea, story, or book commands me to.” —Louis Edwards, author of Ramadan Ramsey

08/19/2021
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Chin, Murray, and More - The Millions

"Ramadan’s resilience, quick wit, and steadfast spirit render him something of a 21st-century update on the characters of Dickens and Twain. Edwards, meanwhile, is a rare writer of deep, paternal wisdom, who can find the deeply, upliftingly spiritual element of nearly everything. This will have readers enthralled with the beauty of life, despite all its tragedies and sorrows.”

— Publishers Weekly on Louis Edwards' new novel, RAMADAN RAMSEY, on-sale now!

📖 Read the full review: https://fal.cn/3hAsB

This week, we're eyeing new titles from YZ Chin and Sabina Murray.

⭐📖 The New York Times Books calls RAMADAN RAMSEY "a story about hope in even the harshest of circumstances."“One antidot...
08/19/2021

⭐📖 The New York Times Books calls RAMADAN RAMSEY "a story about hope in even the harshest of circumstances."

“One antidote to the darkness, I have found, is a warm, hopeful novel. Louis Edwards has written such a book with his latest, “RAMADAN RAMSEY” . . . Edwards, a critically acclaimed writer who has received both a Guggenheim fellowship and a Whiting Award, hasn’t published a book-length work in nearly two decades. His new book was worth the wait.” — #NYTBooks

⭐📖 The New York Times Books calls RAMADAN RAMSEY "a story about hope in even the harshest of circumstances."

“One antidote to the darkness, I have found, is a warm, hopeful novel. Louis Edwards has written such a book with his latest, “RAMADAN RAMSEY” . . . Edwards, a critically acclaimed writer who has received both a Guggenheim fellowship and a Whiting Award, hasn’t published a book-length work in nearly two decades. His new book was worth the wait.” — #NYTBooks

In his first book-length work in nearly two decades, "Edwards has written an ebullient, picaresque novel." Even with so ...
08/16/2021
‘Ramadan Ramsey’ Is a Story About Hope in Even the Harshest of Circumstances

In his first book-length work in nearly two decades, "Edwards has written an ebullient, picaresque novel." Even with so much plot happening, RAMADAN RAMSEY "holds readers’ attention with [Edwards'] attention to language and his skill at quick, yet rich, characterization."

📖 Read more of The New York Times's review of Louis Edwards' RAMADAN RAMSEY: https://fal.cn/3huYv

Louis Edwards’s latest follows a young boy who seems destined for a life of disappointment but proves that a positive attitude can lead to great rewards.

🚨 Incoming: The first comprehensive collection of essays, criticisms, and articles by literary legend, Zora Neale Hursto...
08/15/2021
This is not a drill: we’re getting a new Zora Neale Hurston essay collection in 2022.

🚨 Incoming: The first comprehensive collection of essays, criticisms, and articles by literary legend, Zora Neale Hurston, YOU DON'T KNOW US NEGROES AND OTHER ESSAYS is coming in January 2022.

Read more of Literary Hub announcement here: https://fal.cn/3htcb #ZoraNealeHurstonTrust

It’s a great day for bibliophiles, as I have some exciting news to share that doesn’t involve homophobic rappers named DaBaby, whose antics have been clogging my social media timeline. …

📺 Watch Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler's interview with WTTW - Chicago PBS where she talks about NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'V...
08/13/2021
New Book ‘Nobody Knows’ Examines Intergenerational Trauma, Stress

📺 Watch Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler's interview with WTTW - Chicago PBS where she talks about NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN and the role of generational trauma in Black women's mental and physical health.

Full interview here: https://fal.cn/3hrTM

In her new book, author and psychologist Inger Burnett-Zeigler examines the stress, trauma and unacknowledged emotional suffering Black women have faced for generations, while offering a new way of being strong that includes being comfortable with vulnerability.

🎧 Listen to Louis Edward´s interview with New Orleans Public Radio where he talks about the making of RAMADAN RAMSEY.htt...
08/13/2021
The Reading Life: Louis Edwards

🎧 Listen to Louis Edward´s interview with New Orleans Public Radio where he talks about the making of RAMADAN RAMSEY.

https://fal.cn/3hrgU via #WWMO

The Reading Life: Louis Edwards Published August 6, 2021 at 10:21 AM CDT Listen • 27:00 Susan Larson talks with writer Louis Edwards about the inspiration for his fourth novel "Ramadan Ramsey," his first in 20 years.Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this weekHere in New Orleans:Congra...

“Alice Randall’s BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS arrives at a critical moment in our nation’s history, and it’s exactly the right bo...
08/12/2021

“Alice Randall’s BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS arrives at a critical moment in our nation’s history, and it’s exactly the right book for our times. I wish I could have seen Black Bottom in its heyday—and thrown back a cocktail with Ziggy Johnson—but reading Randall’s latest novel makes me feel that, actually, I have.”
— Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and The Good Life

✨This top-pick novel, Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall, is now available on paperback!

#blackbottomsaints

“Alice Randall’s BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS arrives at a critical moment in our nation’s history, and it’s exactly the right book for our times. I wish I could have seen Black Bottom in its heyday—and thrown back a cocktail with Ziggy Johnson—but reading Randall’s latest novel makes me feel that, actually, I have.”
— Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and The Good Life

✨This top-pick novel, Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall, is now available on paperback!

#blackbottomsaints

John Oliver Killen's THE MINISTER PRIMARILY "is a brilliantly scathing, outrageous satire as important today as when it ...
08/11/2021
The Minister Primarily

John Oliver Killen's THE MINISTER PRIMARILY "is a brilliantly scathing, outrageous satire as important today as when it was written.” - Library Journal

✨Read the full starred review here: https://fal.cn/3hobG

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Peep who made onto PopSugar's running list of the best books of 2021 👀 #RamadanRamseySee the full list: https://fal.cn/3...
08/11/2021
Ramadan Ramsey by Louis Edwards

Peep who made onto PopSugar's running list of the best books of 2021 👀 #RamadanRamsey

See the full list: https://fal.cn/3hnBK

Beginning in New Orleans in 1999, Ramadan Ramsey by Louis Edwards is a sweeping story of one young man's journey to find the father he has never met. In the

🎉📖🎇Happy Publication Day to RAMADAN RAMSEY by Louis Edwards!Intimate yet epic, heartbreaking yet triumphant, Ramadan Ram...
08/10/2021

🎉📖🎇Happy Publication Day to RAMADAN RAMSEY by Louis Edwards!

Intimate yet epic, heartbreaking yet triumphant, Ramadan Ramsey explores the urgency of 21st century childhood and the richness and complexity of the modern family as a shared global experience.

Learn more at https://fal.cn/3hmel

🎉📖🎇Happy Publication Day to RAMADAN RAMSEY by Louis Edwards!

Intimate yet epic, heartbreaking yet triumphant, Ramadan Ramsey explores the urgency of 21st century childhood and the richness and complexity of the modern family as a shared global experience.

Learn more at https://fal.cn/3hmel

Join us for an exciting virtual #authorevent with Chris Stuck and Manuel Aragon on August 12th, in celebration of Chris'...
08/09/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Chris Stuck In Conversation with Manuel Aragon. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join us for an exciting virtual #authorevent with Chris Stuck and Manuel Aragon on August 12th, in celebration of Chris' new book Give My Love To the Savages.

Register here: https://fal.cn/3hkzi via BookBar.

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Chris Stuck In Conversation with Manuel Aragon. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

“Journalist Seli B bold and winning debut fuses an unabashed love of hip-hop with a feminist consciousness that is ‘educ...
08/06/2021
Nonfiction Book Review: Bad Fat Black Girl: Notes from a Trap Feminist by Sesali Bowen. Amistad, $24.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0-06-302870-8

“Journalist Seli B bold and winning debut fuses an unabashed love of hip-hop with a feminist consciousness that is ‘educated, but always willing to throw these hands’ . . . This is a powerful call for a more inclusive and ‘real” feminism.’ — Publishers Weekly

https://fal.cn/3hhzD ✨📖

Journalist Bowen’s bold and winning debut fuses an unabashed love of hip-hop with a feminist consciousness that is “educated, but always willing to throw these hands” and a celebration of the social p

"There is a generous contouring to [John Oliver Killens'] love for African America that is filled with pride. But the mo...
07/28/2021
A New John Oliver Killens Novel Arrives, Three Decades After His Death

"There is a generous contouring to [John Oliver Killens'] love for African America that is filled with pride. But the most powerful message that Killens has to impart is that lessons come in all shapes and sizes." — The New York Times Books on THE MINISTER PRIMARILY

https://fal.cn/3h4aa via #NYTBooks 📖

Killens’s posthumously released novel, “The Minister Primarily,” is a searing and satirical look at race in America.

🎉📖✨Happy Publication Day to THE MINISTER PRIMARILY by John Oliver Killens! Set in the 1980s, THE MINISTER PRIMARILY foll...
07/27/2021

🎉📖✨Happy Publication Day to THE MINISTER PRIMARILY by John Oliver Killens!

Set in the 1980s, THE MINISTER PRIMARILY follows the story of Jimmy Jay, who follows his wanderlust to the fictitious African country, The Independent People’s Democratic Republic of Guanaya, to "find himself" only to be enlisted in a scheme to foil a would-be coup.

Learn more at https://fal.cn/3h2xm

🎉📖✨Happy Publication Day to THE MINISTER PRIMARILY by John Oliver Killens!

Set in the 1980s, THE MINISTER PRIMARILY follows the story of Jimmy Jay, who follows his wanderlust to the fictitious African country, The Independent People’s Democratic Republic of Guanaya, to "find himself" only to be enlisted in a scheme to foil a would-be coup.

Learn more at https://fal.cn/3h2xm

Carlos Watson describes WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT WHO YOU ARE author, Ursula Burns, as perhaps the most impressive person he’...
07/22/2021
Ursula Burns: First Black Female Fortune 500 CEO on America’s “Soul-Crushing” Race Problem

Carlos Watson describes WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT WHO YOU ARE author, Ursula Burns, as perhaps the most impressive person he’s ever met … yes, ever (and that’s including five presidents and countless CEOs, athletes and celebrities)!

Watch their conversation on The Carlos Watson Show!
https://fal.cn/3gW3j 📺

Meet who Carlos describes as perhaps the most impressive person he’s ever met … yes, ever (and that’s including five presidents and countless CEOs, athletes ...

🎉📖 Join Garden District Book Shop for the virtual launch of Louis Edwards’ latest book, RAMADAN RAMSEY, an all at once t...
07/21/2021
National Release of Louis Edwards' "Ramadan Ramsey: A Novel"

🎉📖 Join Garden District Book Shop for the virtual launch of Louis Edwards’ latest book, RAMADAN RAMSEY, an all at once tender, heartbreaking, and triumphant story, on Tue, AUG 10th 6:00 PM CDT!

RSVP at https://fal.cn/3gUzk

The Garden District Book Shop hosts the national release of renowned local author Louis Edwards’ latest book, “Ramadan Ramsey: A Novel"

07/15/2021

"It's the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. That's what friends and support are...that's what the outcome is." — Ursula Burns

📺 Watch this clip of Next Question with Katie Couric where author of WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT WHO YOU ARE, Ursula Burns discusses her appreciation of mentors.

Full episode: https://fal.cn/3gN04 via #NextQuestion

🙍🏾‍♀️💜"NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBE I'VE SEEN is ripe for our times. As our country undergoes a wrenching racial reckoning, D...
07/14/2021
a book review by Karen R. Koenig: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women

🙍🏾‍♀️💜"NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBE I'VE SEEN is ripe for our times. As our country undergoes a wrenching racial reckoning, Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler...takes us deep into the historical roots and culture that have shaped the psyches of Black women." — New York Journal of Books

https://fal.cn/3gL58 via #NYJB

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women by Inger Burnett-Zeigler book review. Click to read the full review of Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Karen R. Koenig.

📖⭐ RECLAMATION: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant's search for her Family's Lasting Legacy by Gayle Jess...
07/12/2021
Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021, Part Two

📖⭐ RECLAMATION: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant's search for her Family's Lasting Legacy by Gayle Jessup White is one of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2021!

On sale November 16th! https://fal.cn/3gHJF via #LitHub

If you can believe it, 2021 is already halfway over. That means you’ve burned your way through all the books from the first half of the year (right?) and are finding yourself hungry for more.…

"NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN [by Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler] is a guide, roadmap and exploration of self-love and ...
07/09/2021
PageTurners: It's Getting Hot in Here

"NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN [by Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler] is a guide, roadmap and exploration of self-love and healing for Black women, teaching them 'how to prioritize the self and find everyday joys in self-worth.'" #pageturner

https://fal.cn/3gF8G via The Root

Hot off the press literary releases to help you keep cool in this heatwave.

📖💗 "I cannot tell you how much I appreciate and really love this book. So many stories, our stories, Mom's, Bricktop Val...
07/09/2021

📖💗 "I cannot tell you how much I appreciate and really love this book. So many stories, our stories, Mom's, Bricktop Valda Grey...so many of us NEED to know these stories. Brava, Bravo!"
— Whoopi Goldberg

This amazing literary tour-de-force, Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall, is now available in paperback! https://fal.cn/3gEZE

📖💗 "I cannot tell you how much I appreciate and really love this book. So many stories, our stories, Mom's, Bricktop Valda Grey...so many of us NEED to know these stories. Brava, Bravo!"
— Whoopi Goldberg

This amazing literary tour-de-force, Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall, is now available in paperback! https://fal.cn/3gEZE

"RAMADAN RAMSEY is a clever, moving family novel that will transport you across the globe, even though borders are still...
07/08/2021
22 Best Books For Every Summer 2021 Moment

"RAMADAN RAMSEY is a clever, moving family novel that will transport you across the globe, even though borders are still closed to many of us." #BestBooksforSummer🍧☀️

https://fal.cn/3gDdS via GQ

From space flight to slashers, there’s a book for every circumstance this post-pandemic season.

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