Manhood and Masculinities

Concrete Rose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062846716
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 12th, 2021

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.


A Man Who Is Not a Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781913175023
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Published: Cassava Republic Press - February 16th, 2020

A Man Who Is Not A Man recounts the personal trauma of a young Xhosa initiate after a rite-of-passage circumcision goes wrong.


Riley Can Be Anything Cover Image
By Hamilton Davina, Reinoso Elena (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780995700505
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Published: Ella Riley Group - May 25th, 2017

The inspiring rhyming story follows Riley as he discovers some of the wonderful things he can do when he grows up. With the help of his big cousin Joe, Riley is taken on a series of imaginative journeys that allow him to realise he can be anything he wants to be.


Homie: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR POETRY

Danez Smith is our president


100 Boyfriends Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374538989
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 2nd, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Longlisted for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. "This hurricane of delirious, lonely, lewd tales is a taxonomy and grand unified theory of the boyfriend, in every tense." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine
 


Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined (Outspoken by Pluto) Cover Image
By JJ Bola
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ISBN: 9780745338743
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Published: Pluto Press - September 30th, 2019

What is masculinity? Dominating the world around us, from Trump's twitter outbursts to deadly gun violence, from male suicide rates to incels on Reddit and 4chan, masculinity is perceived to be 'toxic', 'fragile' and 'in crisis'. In Mask Off, JJ Bola exposes masculinity as a performance that men are socially conditioned into.


The Autobiography of Gucci Mane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501165344
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 4th, 2018

The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” (GQ).

For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words.


Brother to Brother: New Writing by Black Gay Men Cover Image
By Essex Hemphill (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780978625115
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Published: Redbone Press - March 1st, 2007

Literary Nonfiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Winner of a Lambda Literary Award. BROTHER TO BROTHER, begun by Joseph Beam and completed by Essex Hemphill after Beam's death in 1988, is a collection of now-classic literary work by black gay male writers. Originally published in 1991 and out of print for several years, BROTHER TO BROTHER is a community of voices, Hemphill writes.


Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807872260
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 1st, 2011

Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E.


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ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

A Stonewall Honor Book * A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


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ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020

Stonewall Book Award Winner * A Time Magazine Best YA Book Of All Time

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.


Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679740704
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Published: Vintage - January 31st, 1995

One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen, McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that five years later would land him in prison for armed robbery.
 


And This Too Shall Pass: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385480314
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Published: Anchor - February 17th, 1997

A stellar quarterback, an ambitious sportscaster. What happens when rising stars collide?In And This Too Shall Pass, Harris takes us into the locker rooms and newsrooms of Chicago, where four lives are about to intersect in romance and scandal.


No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies Cover Image
By E. Patrick Johnson (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780822362425
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Published: Duke University Press - October 28th, 2016

The follow-up to the groundbreaking Black Queer Studies, the edited collection No Tea, No Shade brings together nineteen essays from the next generation of scholars, activists, and community leaders doing work on black gender and sexuality.


A Particular Kind of Black Man: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501171833
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 11th, 2020

**One of Time’s 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer**

An NPR Best Book of 2019

An “electrifying” (Publishers Weekly) debut novel from Rhodes Scholar and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing about a Nigerian family living in Utah and their uneasy assimilation to American life.


Mr. Loverman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617752728
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Published: Akashic Books - April 1st, 2014

Winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction

Evaristo's confident control of the language, her vibrant use of humor, rhythm and poetry, and the realistic mix of Caribbean patois with both street and the Queen's English...fix characters in the reader's mind.
--New York Times Sunday Book Review


Cane Warriors Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617759062
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Published: Black Sheep - October 20th, 2020

Nobody free till everybody free.

Moa, a fourteen-year-old slave, gets caught up in the most significant slave rebellion in Jamaican history, paying homage to freedom fighters all over the world.


The Awkward Black Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802149565
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Published: Grove Press - September 15th, 2020

A masterful collection of stories that showcases one of the country's most beloved and acclaimed writers--award-winning author, Walter Mosley.


The Dirty South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781852429850
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Published: Serpent's Tail - December 1st, 2008

"One of the most exciting writers of the black urban experience."--The Times (London)

The mean streets of south London offer little hope for young black guys. Selling drugs, on the other hand, offers quick money and respect. Dennis Huggins finds himself drawn into the spiral in this powerful portrayal of gang life.


Chike and the River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307473868
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Published: Penguin Books - August 9th, 2011

The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped.


We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780415969277
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Published: Routledge - November 12th, 2003

"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse."


Buck: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812983623
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Published: Random House - May 13th, 2014

“A story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style.”—Maya Angelou 
 
“In America, we have a tradition of black writers whose autobiographies and memoirs come to define an era. . . . Buck may be this generation’s story.”—NPR
 


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800466
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


New Black Man: Tenth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781138792586
Published: Routledge - February 23rd, 2015

Ten years ago, Mark Anthony Neal's New Black Man put forth a revolutionary model of Black masculinity for the twenty-first century-one that moved beyond patriarchy to embrace feminism and combat homophobia. Now, Neal's book is more vital than ever, urging us to imagine a New Black Man whose strength resides in family, community, and diversity.


Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628461800
Published: University Press of Mississippi - November 1st, 2014

HOW WOMEN'S BODIES FUNCTION WITHIN PRODUCTIONS OF IDEAL AND PROGRESSIVE BLACK MASCULINITIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE Using the slave narratives of Henry Bibb and Frederick Douglass, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, and Barack Obama, Ronda C.


Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525436614
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2018

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.


Each of these essays illuminates an important dimension of the complex array of Black male experiences as workers, artists, warriors, and leaders. The essays describe the expectations and demands to struggle, to resist, and facilitate the survival of African American culture and community.


Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature.

Originally published in 1952 as the first novel by a then unknown author, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. 


Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568589770
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Published: Bold Type Books - October 3rd, 2017

An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history.


From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity (African Amer Music in Global Perspective) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780252078323
Published: University of Illinois Press - November 14th, 2011

This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, misogyny, and excess.


Black Skin, White Masks Cover Image
By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780802143006
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Published: Grove Press - January 1st, 2008

Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon's masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers.


The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439914861
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Published: Temple University Press - July 1st, 2017

The Before Columbus Foundation 2018 Winner of the AMERICAN BOOK AWARD

Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex.


Dear Justyce Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984829665
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year * The stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed,  #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. An incarcerated teen writes letters to his best friend about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.


Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945588495
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Published: Four Way Books - March 2nd, 2020

In his debut collection Fantasia for the Man in Blue, Tommye Blount orchestrates a chorus of distinct, unforgettable voices that speak to the experience of the black, queer body as a site of desire and violence. A black man’s late-night encounter with a police officer—the titular “man in blue”—becomes an extended meditation on a dangerous erotic fantasy.