The Bondwoman’s Narrative

The Bondwoman's Narrative tells the story of Hannah Crafts, a young enslaved woman working on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, who runs away in a bid for freedom up North. The Bondwoman's Narrative is a ...

The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors

"There is no mental health for Black people without understanding racism and white supremacy; it is the major origin of stress that impact us. There will never be peace as long as there is supremacy." A third...

The Hero with an African Face

"Discovering a deeply meaningful African myth is like finding an old snapshot of myself in a place long forgotten.... These myths are more than just folk tales or fables.... Here are epics as grand as Gilgamesh...

Hottentot Venus: A Novel

It is Paris, 1815. An extraordinarily shaped South African girl known as the Hottentot Venus, dressed only in feathers and beads, swings from a crystal chandelier in the duchess of Berry’s ballroom. Below her...

Hitler’s Black Victims

Drawing on interviews with the Black survivors of Nazi concentration camps and archival research in North America, Europe, and Africa, Hitler's Black Victims by Clarence Lusane, documents and analyzes the me...

Roots

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments i...