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The ConfessionThe Confession ~ James McGreevey (Author) (Hardcover - September 1, 2006) Other Editions: Audio CD, LARGE PRINT: Paperback ~ After resigning in a gay sex scandal, former Gov. James McGreevey writes a tell-all memoir about his meteoric rise and spectacular fall in politics.
I Am Your Sister (Freedom Organizing Series) ~ Audrey Lorde (Paperback - Jun 1985)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ~ Maya Angelou (Mass Market Paperback - May 1, 1983) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Library Binding
I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... and Then Again When I Am Lookin Gmean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader ~ Alice Walker (Paperback - Dec 1979)
I Shall Not Be Moved: PoemsI Shall Not Be Moved: Poems ~ Maya Angelou (Hardcover - May 13, 1997) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, School & Library Binding, Audio Cassette ~ A new collection of poems suffused with loss and restoration, with history, love and ferocious courage. In the electrifying writing that has made her one of the foremost voices of the African-American experience, she demonstrates here the artistry and enduring vision that continue to influence our culture and touch our hearts.
I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey (American Century Series) ~ Langston Hughes and Arnold Rampersad (Paperback - Aug 1, 1993) Other Edition(s): Paperback~ This second volume of Hughes' autobiography vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 30's. It is a continually amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and exciting world he loves.
Imago (Book Three of the Xenogenesis Series)Imago (Book Three of the Xenogenesis Series) ~ Octavia E. Butler (Mass Market Paperback - April 1, 1997) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback ~ More of the Xenogenesis Series.
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose ~ Alice Walker (Paperback - May 19, 2003) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Unknown Binding ~ This first collection of Walker's nonfiction represents the views of a remarkable writer over a period of years and ranges over a wide variety of topics including nuclear madness, motherhood, and feminism.
In the Blood: The 1992 Morse Poetry Prize (Morse Poetry Prize) ~ Carl Phillips (Paperback - Nov 1992) Winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize. This is his first collection of poetry describing what it is to be black and gay.
In the Company of My Sisters: Black Women and Self-Esteem ~ Julia A. Boyd (Paperback - Feb 1997) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Audio Cassette ~ This book explores the familial, personal, and social struggles black women face, and offers guidelines for finding sources of strength, identity, and self-esteem in a difficult world. Boyd analyzes the oppressive stereotypes and destructive myths--especially regarding sexuality--and explores such topics as interracial relationships, bi- and gay sexuality in the black community, and the roles played both ~ black families and ~ white culture in black women's lives.
In the Game (Virginia Kelly Mystery) ~ Nikki Baker (Paperback - Sep 1991) This mystery is sharp, funny, and on the mark. It's an auspicious debut of a new Black writer who brings fresh perspective to today's diverse lesbian community. Ginny and Bev have been best of friends since business school, but now Bev's lover has been found murdered behind a lesbian Bar. Was it a hate crime or restitution for embezzlement? More Virginia Kelly Mystery
In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology ~ Joseph Beam (Paperback - Nov 1986) This material was collected after years of frustration with gay literature that had no message for, and little mention of, black gay men. The bottom line is this: We are black men who are proudly gay.
In the Tradition: An Anthology of Young Black WritersIn the Tradition: An Anthology of Young Black Writers ~ Kevin Powell and Ras Baraka (Paperback - Oct 1992) Other Edition(s): Hardcover~ Contributors to this anthology range in age from 14 to 38 and cover the problems of contemporary life in a candid, tongue in cheek manner: sexism, racism, homophobia, black on black violence, the generation gap, police brutality, and many other issues. These young writers tell it like it is.
Infants of the Spring (Black Classics Series)Infants of the Spring (Black Classics Series) ~ Wallace Thurman (Paperback - Dec 25, 2003) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback ~ Possibly the first Black Gay novel ever written! The book was published during and is about the Harlem Renaissance. It acknowledges the homosexuality and the color prejudices that were very much a part of the era. More (Black Classics Series)
Invisible Life: Special edition ~ E. Lynn Harris (Hardcover - Mar 16, 1999) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette~ In this bold debut novel we are taken into the world of Raymond, a black bisexual male who spends eight years trying alternately to deny and fulfill his passions. Caught between the man he loves and the woman he longs for, he must ultimately make a choice. This is a stunning novel of sexuality, homophobia in the black community, and the search for love in the age of AIDS.
James Baldwin: American Writer, lives of notable gay men and lesbians ~ Randall Kenan and Martin B. Duberman (Author) (Paperback - Jan 1994) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Library Binding ~ This biography, written for younger readers, follows Baldwin's incredible personal journey from the streets of Harlem to the dingy apartments and gay bars of Greenwich Village to literary exile in Paris and back to lead the civil rights of the 60's, from teenage preacher to internationally-acclaimed writer, to his death in 1987.
James Baldwin: A Biography ~ David Adams Leeming (Paperback - April 1995 Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Unknown Binding ~ Leeming, who was Baldwin's friend for 25 years, brings us close to the complex troubled man who struggled out of Harlem to create a series of works that expose the essential racism of America and the world. He explores every aspect of his personal life, his relationships with the famous, his homosexuality and precarious lifestyle, his expatriate years, his attempts at suicide, and above all his passionate and brilliant battle against the white society's denial of any black sense of identity.
Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems ~ James Baldwin (Paperback - Dec 1990) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Unknown Binding ~ Haunting lyricism, sometimes quiet and reflective, often bitter or violent, Baldwin's poems echo many of the themes of his novels and essays. This poetry is easily understood, but the emotions behind the works go to the core.
Jonestown and Other Madness: PoetryJonestown and Other Madness: Poetry ~ Pat Parker (Paperback - April 1985) ~ Poet and performer Pat Parker writes in this straightforward, no-nonsense book about being Black, female and gay. Her poetry is shot through with life; it's nothing if not genuine. It's clear, strong, visionary, and unmistakably great.
Just Above My Head ~ James Baldwin (Paperback - Jun 13, 2000) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Unknown Binding ~ The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience. Here is a monumental saga of love and rage, Harlem and homosexual passion. This is the story of gospel singer Arthur Hall and his family in a journey into another country of the soul and senses, and a living contemporary history of black struggle in this land
Just As I Am ~ E. Lynn Harris (Hardcover - Nov 7, 2000) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette by the follow-up to Invisible Life we see the further adventures of Raymond as he continues to search for love with that perfect man and as he finally comes to terms with fact that he is gay. In vivid prose Harris also tackles the subjects of AIDS, racism, sexism and homophobia within the African American community. It is a moving sequel to the bestselling book and a sassy portrait of contemporary black gay life.
Keeping Secrets: A Gianna Maglione Mystery ~ Penny Mickelbury (Paperback - Jan 1994) DC police Lt. Maglione, head the Hate Crimes Unit, must track down a serial killer. African-American news reporter Mimi Patterson is also investigating the deaths and the rumors that the force is keeping secret the method of death and the victims' sexual orientation. Gianna pleads for secrecy so her force has a chance to track down a killer who has infiltrated the gay community.
Killing Color ~ Charlotte Watson Sherman (Paperback - Mar 1992) Other Edition(s): Hardcover by the stories are words from the migratory mouths of rural dark folk transplanted from the periphery, the marginalized blank space, the shadowy edge of what some of us call history, words sprung from these soft African lips on the pages of our imaginations, full blown.
The Land of Look Behind: Prose and Poetry ~ Michelle Cliff (Hardcover - Dec 1985) Other Edition(s): Paperback by the Jamaican-born, light-skinned author speaks with a distinctive, commanding voice that is sensual yet unsympathetic. She tries to make a wholeness out of the colonialism that has fragmented her people.
Noah's Arc - The Complete Second SeasonNoah's Arc - The Complete Second Season (DVD) ~ Patrik-Ian Polk (Director DVD), Jensen Atwood (Wade), Darryl Stephens (Noah), Christian Vincent (II) (Ricky), Jeremy Batiste (Raphael), Rodney Chester (Alex), Douglas Spearman (Chance), Jonathan Julian and Gregory Keith ~ Logo's ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind series Noah's Arc follows all four as they chart an uncertain course through the City of Angels, where laughter and drama are never in short supply. More Noah's Arc Seasons.
Lesbians Talk Making Black Waves (Lesbians Talk) by Valerie Mason-John and Ann Khambatta (Paperback - Mar 1994) Documents the lives of Black Lesbians in Britain. It provides a fascinating record of achievements and struggles, debates and issues. A dynamic and honest book which searches among the embers of the 1990's British culture for a Black Lesbian identity. It transcends labels to explore herstory, racism and separatism among the voices of Black Lesbians living in Britain today.
Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (Harvest American Writing Series)Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (Harvest American Writing Series) ~ Randall Kenan (Paperback - Jun 4, 1993) Other Edition(s): Unknown Binding ~ These are stories about blacks and whites, young and old, rich and poor, rural and sophisticated; stories at once grittily down to earth and soaringly fantastical. We meet the folk of Tims Creek, NC. Clarence who receives messages from the grave. Lena who revitalizes her life after a weekend with a teen. Dean who is hired to seduce the richest black man in town and the Reverend doing a eulogy for a woman he enjoyed in the throes of passion.
The Life of Langston Hughes, 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America ~ Arnold Rampersad (Hardcover - Jun 2002) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback ~ This extraordinary portrait of Langston Hughes, the most original and revered of black poets, traces the nomadic and yet dedicated spirit that led the young Hughes to Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Africa, Europe, the Soviet Union, China and Japan, as well as all over the US.
The Life of Langston Hughes:  Volume II: 1914-1967, I Dream a World (Life of Langston Hughes, 1941-1967)The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II: 1914-1967, I Dream a World (Life of Langston Hughes, 1941-1967) ~ Arnold Rampersad (Paperback - Jan 1, 2002) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback ~ Tracing Hughes' life from the humiliations of 1940-41, with his career in jeopardy, to his death in 1967, this book combines with the first volume to offer a matchless panorama of life and culture in America and abroad during the first seventy years of this century.
Linden Hills (Contemporary American Fiction Series)Linden Hills (Contemporary American Fiction Series) ~ Gloria Naylor (Paperback - Mar 4, 1986) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Unknown Binding ~ Through the eyes of two poets doing odd jobs in a swank, all-black neighborhood, Linden Hills is transformed into a place of lost souls trapped in the American dream. Naylor is quickly ascending to high praise among other contemporary American writers of fiction.
Living As a Lesbian: Poetry ~ Cheryl Clarke (Paperback - April 1986) Other Edition(s): Paperback ~ Black Lesbian feminist poetry that celebrates loving relationships, reminds one of one's past, decries male domination and it's destructive nature, and haunts the reader with touching, simple, and compelling feeling for the way words work.
Living by the Word: SELECTED WRITINGS 1973-1987 ~ Alice Walker (Paperback - Oct 23, 1989) Other Edition(s): Hardcover; A new collection of prose pieces including an account of Walker's relationship to the lesbian and gay community of San Francisco where she currently resides. Walker also discusses the film version of The Color Purple, the environment, her struggles to become a vegetarian, and much more.
Living Room ~ June Jordan (Paperback - April 1985) Other Edition(s): Unknown Binding~ Jordan makes us think of Akhmatova, of Neruda. She is among the bravest of us, the most outraged. She feels for all. She is the universal poet. - Alice Walker
Long Goodbyes: A Virginia Kelly Mystery ~ Nikki Baker (Paperback - Nov 1993) Home for Christmas and a high school reunion, Virginia must deal with buried ghosts, and resurfaced passions. Rosalee, her first love, exhibits new interest, so does a classmate renamed Spike, who determinedly pursues her. A former teacher's wife dies in a mysterious drowning, and now, someone else is about to die
The Love Space Demands: A Continuing Saga ~ Ntozake Shange (Paperback - May 1992) Other Edition(s): Hardcover ~ This is the house music of the soul, a love space where we all wear our desires, our t-cells, our hearts on our sleeves, frayed pants, custom limos, and all that comes with wanting to get hold of life, get hold of someone to love, or be left scrambling to get hold to a high.
Lovers' Choice: StoriesLovers' Choice: stories by Becky Birtha (Paperback - Feb 1994) Other Edition(s): Paperback ~ Displaying her talent for charting the course of women's lives with insight and intelligence, Birtha describes the possibilities and problems of claiming an identity in a world that marginalizes lesbians, women, and people of color. She captures the elation of a 14-year-old girl who discovers her lesbianism; the gritty determination of a poor mother taking her family on an all-night bus ride to keep from freezing.
Loving Her (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) ~ Ann Allen Shockley (Paperback - Oct 1997) Other Edition(s): Paperback, Unknown Binding ~ Forced ~ pregnancy to marry the irresponsible, abusive Perry Lee, Renay, a black pianist at a supper club, is struggling for economic and spiritual survival. With her young daughter she finally flees, and Terry, a wealthy and successful writer, offers protection and a love beyond all Renay's erotic imaginings. Loving Her a powerful story of interracial love.
Malcolm X: In Our Own Image ~ Joe Wood (Hardcover - Oct 1992) Other Edition(s): Paperback ~ Essays on the representation of Malcolm X in American culture. Includes one ~ Ron Simmons and Marlon Riggs on Sexuality, Television, and Death: A Black Gay Dialogue on Malcolm X.
The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance: Poems 1987-1992 ~ Audre Lorde (Paperback - Aug 1994) Other Edition(s): Hardcover Lorde's final collection of new work, this is a volume of posthumously- published poetry that continues to explore her lifelong themes of love and anger, family politics, sexuality, and the body of the city.
Meditations on the rainbow: Poetry ~ Sapphire (Paperback - 1987)
Men of Color: An Essay of the Black Male Couple in Prose, Illustrations, & Photographs ~ Vega (Author) (Unknown Binding - Jan 1, 1989)
Moses Man of the MountainMoses Man of the Mountain ~ Zora Neale Hurston (Paperback - Jan 16, 1991) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback, School & Library Binding, Textbook Binding ~ Blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a powerful novel of the persecution of slavery.
The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East VillageThe Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village ~ Samuel R. Delany (Paperback - April 2004) Other Edition(s): Hardcover ~ This new version includes all the sex previously edited out of the original text.
Movement in Black: The Collected Poetry of Pat Parker, 1961-1978 ~ Pat Parker (Paperback - May 1990) Other Edition(s): Hardcover
Moving Towards Home: POLITICAL ESSAYS ~ June Jordan ~ This collection gives a manifesto of hope, anger, and visionary power. The scope of her writing over the past twenty-five years bears vivid witness to her intention: police brutality, the poverty of educational opportunity offered to Black ghetto children, witnessing a white man's casual murder of another human being in Mississippi, her mother's death, the viability of Black English, Nicaragua and South Africa, and child abuse-all summon up Jordan's clear voice and unwavering commitment.
Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three ActsMule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts ~ Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes (Paperback - Mar 13, 1991) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Paperback
Mules and Men ~ Zora Neale Hurston (Paperback - 1978) Simple, exciting reading on black folklore and culture, these tales and anecdotes of American injustice to blacks, why the rabbit has a short tail, voodoo, why some people are black and more about the mixing of African and European culture.
My House ~ Nikki Giovanni (Paperback - Mar 1, 1974) Other Edition(s): Hardcover, Library Binding ~ A collection of poems both personal and autobiographical rather than political; it is also lively, loving, witty and occasionally tough-minded. She writes of mothers and their children, of childhood memories, of black leaders and black Africa. This is an important book by a black woman written in and of the '70s.

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