Food for Thought: Essays

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World Cover Image
By Zahra Hankir (Editor), Christiane Amanpour (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133414
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Published: Penguin Books - August 6th, 2019

Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it’s like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour


Survival of the Thickest: Essays Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982122584
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Published: Gallery Books - December 8th, 2020

From the stand-up comedian, actress, and host beloved for her cheeky swagger, unique voice, and unapologetic frankness comes a book of comedic essays for fans of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling and We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union.

If you’ve watched television or movies in the past year, you’ve seen Michelle Buteau.


A Burst of Light: And Other Essays Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez (Foreword by), Jen Keenan (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780486818993
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Published: Ixia Press - September 13th, 2017

Lorde's words -- on race, cancer, intersectionality, parenthood, injustice -- burn with relevance 25 years after her death. -- O, The Oprah Magazine


How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568588490
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Published: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute


None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life (Theory Q) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781478001508
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Published: Duke University Press - November 26th, 2018

It passes for an unassailable truth that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present. In None Like Us Stephen Best reappraises what he calls "melancholy historicism"-a kind of crime scene investigation in which the forensic imagination is directed toward the recovery of a "we" at the point of "our" violent origin.


Platitudes: & the New Black Aesthetic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555535865
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Published: Northeastern University Press - October 2nd, 2003

Trey Ellis's uproariously funny debut novel Platitudes, first published in 1988, takes on conflicts within the African American literary community. Dewayne Wellington, a failing black experimental novelist, and Isshee Ayam, a radical feminist author, collaborate on Dewayne's latest sexist comedy.


Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

***Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction***

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays.


Known and Strange Things: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812989786
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 9th, 2016

A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Time • The Guardian • Harper's Bazaar • San Francisco Chronicle • The Atlantic • Financial Times • Kirkus


Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“[Smith’s] slim collection of essays captures this peculiar moment with startling clarity. . . . The personal and political intermingle for a powerful indictment of America’s social systems.” —TIME, The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020


James Baldwin was a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters.


Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected (TED Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501195471
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ TED - June 18th, 2019

A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths.

Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed.


Thick: And Other Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620975879
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Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Named a notable book of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Time, and The Guardian


Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT


We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2018

In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?


Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063026445
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 27th, 2021

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good white person of liberal leanings must be in want of a Black friend.


Stranger Faces Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492433
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Published: Transit Books - October 20th, 2020

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A New Yorker Best Book of 2020

Wise, warm, witty and dizzyingly wide-ranging.--The New York Times

Serpell's vital treatise is one readers will find themselves returning to again and again.--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807013816
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Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019

A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they’ve been trained to avoid.


Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu? Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781868429745
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Published: Jonathan Ball Publishers - September 10th, 2019

The real significance of this book lies in the fact that it tells us more about the everyday life of black South Africans. It delves into the essence of black family life and the secret anguish of family members who often battle to cope. - Niq Mhlongo


Necropolitics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781478006510
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Published: Duke University Press - October 25th, 2019

In Necropolitics Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill.


Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143117957
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Published: Penguin Books - October 26th, 2010

"[These essays] reflect a lively, unselfconscious, rigorous, erudite, and earnestly open mind that's busy refining its view of life, literature, and a great deal in between." Los Angeles Times


Feel Free: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143110255
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Published: Penguin Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 

A New York Times Notable Book

From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book

A revised collection with thirteen essays, including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition, by the “star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful” (NPR).

Brilliant and uncompromising, piercing and funny, How to Slowly Kill Your


Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it


How to Make a Slave and Other Essays (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814255995
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Published: Mad Creek Books - October 30th, 2020

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction
A Book of the Year pick from Kirkus, BuzzFeed, and Literary Hub

“The essays in this collection are restless, brilliant and short.…The brevity suits not just Walker’s style but his worldview, too.…Keeping things quick gives him the freedom to move; he can alight on a trut