Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE.

Here are the latest selections. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through

After Artest:
The NBA and the Assault on Blackness

by David J. Leonard
(State University of New York Press)

Arrested Justice:
Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation

by Beth E. Richie
(New York University Press)

Freedom Papers:
An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation

by Rebecca J. Stott and Jean M. Hebrard
(Harvard University Press)

Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature
by Laura T. Murphy
(Ohio University Press)

No Citizen Left Behind
by Meira Levinson
(Harvard University Press)

Sissieretta Jones:
“The Greatest Singer of Her Race,” 1868-1933

by Maureen Donnelly Lee
(University of South Carolina Press)

Tipping on a Tightrope:
Divas in African American Literature

by Aisha Damali Lockridge
(Peter Lang Publishing)

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