Green Apple Books on the Park is proud to host Speaking Volumes' Breaking Ground tour.
Featuring readings by:
Karen McCarthy Woolf
About the Breaking Ground tour:
The Breaking Ground tour developed as a way to highlight the diversity of Black British writing, and includes people who write novels, poetry, plays, graphic stories, travelogues, non-fiction, essays, articles, short stories, reviews and more. It also includes people whose backgrounds may be Black British born and bred, Caribbean, African, African American, mixed race ... women and men of various generations and at different stages of their careers. All of whom have had little access to American readers and audiences — until now.
"An Aviary of Small Birds" is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. The book opens at the birth, which paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labor and an emergency caesarean, the baby's heart gives out.
Nick Makoha's debut poetry pamphlet bristles with the energy and imagery of an epic imagination. The braggadocio of a child whose father is absent, the bravado of a child fleeing the only country and diet he knows and the reluctant tenderness of a young man in love all feature in the deck of cards he deals from. A first pamphlet of bewildering promise.
Winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
"Evaristo's confident control of the language, her vibrant use of humor, rhythm and poetry, and the realistic mix of Caribbean patois with both street and the Queen's English...fix characters in the reader's mind."
--"New York Times Sunday Book Review"
New in paperback, this groundbreaking biography captures the full sweep and epic dimensions of Marcus Garvey's life, the dazzling triumphs and the dreary exile. As Grant shows, Garvey was a man of contradictions: a self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete and unabashed propagandist, an admirer of Lenin, and a dandy given to elaborate public displays.
"Vauxhall is written in the way that English should be written--clean, swift, and with flashes of lightning."--Bonnie Greer
"A powerful novel . . . Gabadamosi describes with poetic rhythm a child's awakening in a violent, confusing London."--Daily Mail
This eight-piece boxed set, an African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) project, features the work of seven African poets, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes, APBF series editor, and Chris Abani.