Fans of historical literature are bound to enjoy ☛AFRICAVILLE [pub: Amistad] by Jeffrey Colvin. I did. Though admittedly not always my favorite genre, Colvin’s fictional Black settlement of Africaville in Halifax, Nova Scotia lead me on a pleasure quest to learn more about the actual close-knit Black community of Africville in Canada.
Catch EGOT-award-winning author Whoopi Goldberg on tour promoting her delightful new book ☛THE UNQUALIFIED HOSTESS: I DO IT MY WAY SO YOU CAN TOO! [pub: Rizzoli]. The View host is signing books on Long Island this Friday, October 11th at Book Revue Book Shop in Huntington and at Washington D.C.’s Politics And Prose on Friday,
Thanks to a post on Instagram two Saturdays ago from one of my favorite literary authors, Lauren F. Sharma, I discovered her contribution to ☛US AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S: STORIES OF FAMILY, LOVE, AND FAITH [pub: Arcade Publishing] edited by Marita Golden.
Microphone fiend and celebrated rapper Rakim’s ☛SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE: REVELATIONS ON CREATIVITY FROM THE LYRICAL GENIUS [pub: Amistad] drops on September 24th. This must-read is co-written with my fellow Source magazine alum, the illustrious Bakari Kitwana. Follow the journalist and activist on Instagram @rap.sessions.official and Twitter @thereakbakari.
Malcolm Gladwell’s ☛TALKING TO STRANGERS: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW [pub: Little, Brown and Company] drops today. Catch the author of THE TIPPING POINT and OUTLIERS in D.C. at Politics and Prose on September 11th and at New York City’s Barnes and Noble in Union Square on October 17th.