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Exile Blues

“It’s the novel Malcolm X might have written had he not suffered martyrdom.” —George Elliott Clarke, 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016 & 2017) When Preston Downs, Jr., aka Prez, slides down the emergency chute onto the frozen tarmac at the Montreal airport, little does he know that never would he return home to Washington D.C…. Read more »

Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico

The Civil War divides the United States. Millions, including the president, wish to maintain monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee. Referred to as “Knights” in Gone with the Wind,” some generals earned their bona fides by murdering blacks, Mexicans, and Native Americans During the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847, Robert E. Lee fought children,… Read more »

Vic City Express

“Vic City Express feels like bungee jumping into a dumpster: thrilling, disgusting, but above all memorable… a novella worthy of the praise that has been heaped upon it.“—Prism International This story could happen anywhere. Today the place is Greece, wracked by a crisis that has pushed people to the brink. Two strangers meet in a… Read more »

The Einstein File

Forewords by Ajamu Baraka and David Suzuki Einstein arrived in the United States in 1933, the year the Nazis rose to power in Germany. From that moment until he died in 1955, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI—with other agencies—feverishly collected “derogatory information” to undermine the renowned scientist’s influence and destroy his reputation. With material accessed under… Read more »

Rhapsody in Quebec

Foreword by Toula Drimonis “intelligent, funny, often ironic…” Publishers Weekly Born in Hungary in 1975, Akos Verboczy moved to Montreal, Quebec at the age of 11 with his sister and mother, an esthetician, who learned that in Canada women were willing to pay a fortune ($20) to have their leg hair brutally ripped out. His… Read more »

The Complete Muhammad Ali

“a must-read.” PBS/Book View Now “…it will become the truly definitive book on Muhammad Ali.” Professor Sam Hamod, PhD “twelve solid rounds of writing… stands above its competition.” Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch More than a biography and ‘bigger than boxing’, The Complete Muhammad Ali is a fascinating portrait of the twentieth century and the beginning of… Read more »

Speak to Me in Indian

“a simple yet devastatingly beautiful account of human life…”  Life in Quebec Shane Bearskin, a Cree from James Bay, and Theresa Wawati, an Algonquin from Northern Quebec, are united by a profound love and a visceral attachment to their cultural heritage. Both have experienced the challenges that face so many young people from indigenous communities…. Read more »

Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

“An original source of living history about the civil rights movement.” Stacey J. White, Mississippi Valley State University “a meticulous, second to none look…” Esther Callens, The Birmingham Times In June 1964 young black and white civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as… Read more »

Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” — Barack Obama. If you want to understand the context of Trayvon Martin’s murder and George Zimmerman’s acquittal, read this book. — The Publisher For Ishmael Reed, Barack Obama, like Michelangelo’s St. Anthony, is a tormented man, haunted by modern reincarnations of the demonic spirits used… Read more »

Going Too Far

“Wonderful… Bravo!” Robert Wilson, Pulitzer Prize winner for CIVIL warS. Ishmael Reed goes too far, again! Just as the fugitive slaves went to Canada and challenged the prevailing view that slaves were well off under their masters, Ishmael Reed has gone all the way to Quebec—where this book is published—to challenge the widespread opinion that… Read more »