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.$7.00ISBN: 9781905233038Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Flipped Eye Publishing Limited - June 30th, 2005
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.$16.95ISBN: 9781617752728Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Akashic Books - April 1st, 2014
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$17.95ISBN: 9780195393095Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 1st, 2010
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.Not available to orderISBN: 9781846591464Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or soPublished: Telegram Books - September 9th, 2014
"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 MailNot available to orderISBN: 9781940646589Availability: Hard to Find. Not available to order.Published: Slapering Hol Press - April 15th, 2014
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.
The boxed set is an annual project starting in 2014 to ensure the publication of seven chapbooks by African poets through participating publishers.