American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave Breeding Industry by Ned and Constance Sublette (Chicago Review Press)

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“This sprawling and unsparing history of the American slave-breeding industry may be the most important book of the last decade. It is a vividly written, painfully documented alternative history of the grim origins of the political economy of the American republic. As the Sublettes convincingly demonstrate, the heinous truth is that from the earliest days […]

Catherine Onyemelukwe & Kurt Thometz on Onitsha

Catherine Onyemelukwe’s memoir Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad is newly published by Peace Corps Writers came around yesterday to have a palaver. “The book tells the remarkable journey of a Midwestern American white woman who joined the newly formed Peace Corps to teach in Nigeria for two years – and stayed for more […]

Marlon & Tom in the New York Review of Books. 10.27.15

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Mi seh mi cyaan believe it: Marlon James, Novelist & wee Tom Cat in the New York Review of Books! ‘A who a seh who dat when me a seh who dat?’ Lawd. What nex? (with apologies to Michael Smith)