Orgasm

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Orgasm Photographs & Interviews by Linda Troeller and Marion Schneider Daylight Books Hardcover, $35.00 188 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9897981-3-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “Due to the repression and shame imposed by patriarchy, we are still at the onset of exploration of female sexuality and eroticism. Not only does this book reveal the power, divinity, […]

Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year

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Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz Little, Brown and Company Hardcover, $27.00                                                       288 pages ISBN: 978-0-316-33276-7   Book Review by Kam Williams   “The question I attempt to answer in this book is simple: In his last year, what kind […]

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

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Story/Time: The Life of an Idea by Bill T. Jones Princeton University Press Hardcover, $24.95                                                       104 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-691-16270-6   Book Review by Kam Williams “In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African-American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life… Presenting personal revealing stories, richly illustrated with striking photographs… and featuring […]

Thoughts From A Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe.

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Thoughts from a Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe. by MaNishtana Foreword by Saul Sudin Hyphen Publishing Paperback, $19.95 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-61574758-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNisshtana has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally […]

30 Years at Ballymaloe

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30 Years at Ballymaloe by Darina Allen Foreword by Alice Waters Photographs by Laura Edwards Kyle Books Hardcover, $35.00 320 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-909487-13-0 Book Review by Kam Williams             “Ballymaloe is Ireland’s longest established cookery school and a Mecca of international acclaim for those with a passion for food. Since it first opened in […]

Nine Lives of a Black Panther

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Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival by Wayne Pharr Chicago Review Press Hardcover, $26.95 320 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-61374-916-6     Book Review by Kam Williams   “In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, 300 officers of the newly-created, elite paramilitary unit known as SWAT initiated a violent battle with […]

Blessed Experiences

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Blessed Experiences Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black by Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) Foreword by Alfre Woodard University of South Carolina Press Hardcover, $34.95 386 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-61117-337-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina to his prominence on the Washington, D.C. political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the […]

The Rise

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The Rise Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis Simon and Schuster Hardcover, $26.00 272 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4516-2923-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “This book is about the advantages that come from the improbable ground of creative endeavor. Brilliant inventions and human feats that have come from labor—an […]