American Book Awards

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Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs

Historisch Arthur Dong, 2015

FORBIDDEN CITY, USA captures the magic and glamour of a Chinese American nightclub scene that peaked in San Francisco during World War II. It reveals the sassy, daring, and sometimes heartbreaking memories of the dancers, singers, and producers who lived this story.

politics, sociaal cultureel, geschiedenis+

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A Brief History of Seven Killings

Historische Roman Marlon James, 2015

A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath. Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious, this breathtaking novel will secure Marlon James' place among the great literary talents of his ...

geschiedenis, muziek, zzrnTqwO+

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Transformation of the African American Intelligentsia, 1880–2012

Historische Roman Martin Kilson, 2015

After Reconstruction, African Americans found themselves largely excluded from politics, higher education, and the professions. Martin Kilson explores how a modern African American intelligentsia developed amid institutionalized racism.

Sociaal cultureel, geschiedenis, politiek+

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Non-fictie Naomi Klein, 2015

In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways.

Klimaatverandering, economie, asLoWeOtkFQB+

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The Moor’s Account

Historische Roman Laila Lalami , 2015

In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America—a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record.

slavernij, cultuur, geschiedenis+

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From unincorporated territory

Poezie Craig Santos Perez, 2015

Through a variety of poetic forms, the poet highlights the importance of origins and customs amidst new American cultures and terrains. Furthermore, this book draws attention to, and protests, the violent currents of colonialism and militarism currently threatening Guåhan.

poezie, sociaal cultureel+

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The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light

Autobiografie Carlos Santana, 2015

Carlos Santana's memoir offers a page-turning tale of musical self-determination and inner self-discovery, with personal stories filled with colorful detail and life-affirming lessons.

muziek, GINvuWzYtUyIzQX, uaoUbCYFn+

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Southside Buddhist

Non-fictie Ira Sukrungruang , 2015

The essays in Ira Sukrungruang’s Southside Buddhist are splendid meditations and memoirs that take us deep into the heart of this son of Thai immigrants as he attempts to define himself.

Cultuur, Religie, Boeddhisme+

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The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

Non-fictie Astra Taylor, 2015

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age.

Sociaal cultureel, Politiek, Technologie+

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Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

Non-fictie Hisham Aidi , 2014

Illuminating and groundbreaking, Rebel Music takes the pulse of the phenomenon of this new youth culture and reveals not only the rich historical context from which it is drawn but also how it can foretell future social and political change.

Sociaal cultureel, religie, antropologie+

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her beckoning hands

Poezie Arlene Biala, 2014

Her Beckoning Hands by Arlene Biala is a collection of poems as prayer flags, offerings across the ocean, earth and sky. Biala's poems respond to family members, ancestors, spirits, deities, and beings whose voices have called out to her.

Poetry, rIOKWwNjtZuKAsvDuzA, InWlobLaXA+

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Los Duros

Fictie Manuel Luis Martinez, 2014

Los Duros is a haunting story of racism and poverty and sacrifice and love. It is a crucial and timely story of a place that seems far away, but exists in the darkest recesses of our America and its dissipated dream.

Sociaal cultureel, Armoede, KiQamqcas+

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