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The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper (Author) (Hardcover - Sep 2, 2008) - Illustrated ~ Other Editions: Kindle Edition, Paperback, Audio CD
Helene Cooper is "Congo," a descendant of two Liberian dynasties -- traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. It was also an African childhood, filled with knock foot games and hot pepper soup, heartmen and neegee. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child -- a common custom among the Liberian elite. Eunice, a Bassa girl, suddenly became known as "Mrs. Cooper's daughter."
About the Author: Helene Cooper is the diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times. Prior to that assignment, she was the assistant editorial page editor of the New York Times, after twelve years as a reporter and foreign correspondent at the Wall Street Journal. She was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

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African Americans of Denver (Images of America: Colorado) by Ronald J. Stephens Ph.D., La Wanna M. Larson, and Black American West Museum (Author) (Paperback - May 12, 2008)
The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American FamilyThe Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family by Sheryll Cashin (Author) (Hardcover - Jul 7, 2008) During Reconstruction, Herschel V. Cashin (Books) was a radical republican legislator who championed black political enfranchisement throughout the South. His grandson, Dr. John L. Cashin Jr. (Books), inherited that passion for social justice and formed an independent Democratic party to counter George Wallace's Dixiecrats (Books), electing more blacks to office than in any Southern state. His "uppity" ways attracted many enemies. Twice the private plane Cashin owned and piloted was sabotaged. His dental office and boyhood home were taken by eminent domain. The IRS pursued him, as did the FBI. Ultimately his passions would lead to ruin and leave his daughter, Sheryll, wondering why he would risk so much. In following generations of Cashins through the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, civil rights, and post-civil rights political struggles, Sheryll Cashin conveys how she came to embrace being an agitator's daughter with humor, honesty, and love.
Bibliography of African American Leadership: An Annotated Guide (Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Studies) by Ronald W. Walters and Cedric Johnson (Author) (Hardcover - Jun 30, 2000) Others: Kindle Edition
Black Children's Literature Got de Blues: The Creativity of Black Writers & Illustrators (African American Literature and Culture: Expanding and Exploding the Boundaries) by Nancy D. Tolson (Author) (Paperback - Feb 2008)
Fugitive Vision: Slave Image and Black Identity in Antebellum Narrative (Blacks in the Diaspora) by Michael A. Chaney (Author) (Hardcover - Dec 30, 2007) Analyzing the impact of black abolitionist iconography on early black literature and the formation of black identity, Fugitive Vision examines the writings of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, William Craft, Ellen Craft, Harriet Jacobs, and the slave potter David Drake.
Her Little Black Book by Brenda Jackson (Author) (Paperback - April 1, 2008) Others: Kindle Edition ~ It's less than a week before Sonya Morrison's wedding when she decides to pass her legendary little black book on to her cousin Courtney Andrews along with all of her best wishes. Courtney, who's fast approaching thirty, thinks every woman she knows has somehow met a man who is husband material except for her. So Sonya’s little black book seems to be just what she needs. That's until Courtney discovers she and her cousin have completely different tastes when it comes to men
A Hudson View Poetry Digest: Spring 2008 by Victoria Valentine and Phaedra Valentine (Author) (Paperback - May 20, 2008)
Not Even If You Begged by Francis Ray (Author) (Paperback - Jan 22, 2008) Others: Kindle Edition
Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey (Author) (Hardcover - April 1, 2008) Others: Kindle Edition, Audio CD, Audio CD, Hardcover
Prodigal in the City by Louis N Jones (Author) (Paperback - Jun 15, 2008) James Whitaker is far from being the perfect Christian. Having abandoned his faith and his best friend during his teen years and after spending several years in prison, he returns home to Washington, D.C., yearning only to spend time with his devout, long-suffering mother. However, he is reunited not only with his mother, but with his former best friend, who has joined the Marines and is returning to the country from Iraq, and with a distraught father bent on violent revenge for James role in the disappearance of his young daughter. These events threaten not only to destroy his life, but also the lives of his mother, his friends, and his pastor. Along the way he is assisted by a young social worker whose efforts to help James only exacerbate her own hidden struggles and yearning for companionship. Could these events have something to do with a prophecy he received as a child? Or are they the natural repercussions of a fateful decision made several years ago? In this novel set in the gritty urban environs of the nation s capital, drama, suspense and romance come together to create a compelling and realistic story that illustrates the unwavering faithfulness of God and the virtues of perseverance.
Satisfy Me Again by Renee Luke, Syndey Molare, and Fiona Zedde (Author) (Paperback - Jan 1, 2008) Others: Kindle Edition
Shedding Light by Harold M. Nash (Author) (Paperback - April 18, 2008)
Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry by Lauri Ramey (Author) (Hardcover - Feb 5, 2008)
Soldier BoysSoldier Boys by Edwina Martin-Arnold, J.M. Jeffries, Deirdre Savoy, and Angela Weaver (Author) (Paperback - Jun 1, 2008) Whether in trouble or in love a girl can always count on a soldier. Soldier Boys consists of four novellas that celebrate courage, honor, and appeal of Military men. In Deirdre Savoy's Fleet Week, a sexy songstress falls head over heels for a sexy younger Marine. In Angela Weaver's Flyboy, a woman tests her nerve and falls into the arms of handsome Air Force pilot. In Edwina Martin-Arnold's Recruiting Dora, a feisty mom takes on a charming Navy recruiter. In J.M. Jeffries' Going Commando, a TV star gets lost in the desert and rock's the Kasbah with a studly Army Ranger.
Waking with Enemies (Gideon Trilogy)Waking with Enemies (Gideon Trilogy) by Eric Jerome Dickey (Author) (Paperback - Jul 1, 2008) Picking up where Sleeping with Strangers left off, Dickey's latest novel finds hit man Gideon in London, where another assassin, a mysterious man with a broken nose, is hot on his trail. Gideon's most recent target was a rapper, Big Bad Wolf. The rival rapper who hired Gideon for the hit, Sledge, was recently assassinated, and Gideon assumes he is the latest target. Other Editions: Kindle Edition, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD ~ More Gideon Trilogy Eric Jerome Dickey (Books)
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