Recent Books 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. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, JBHE will earn a fraction of revenue from qualifying purchases.

Here are the latest selections:

Black Age:
Oceanic Lifespans and the Time of Black Life

by Habiba Ibrahim
(New York University Press)

Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter:
A Multidisciplinary Primer

edited by Abdul Karim Bangura
(Lexington Books)

Make Good the Promises:
Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies

edited by Kinshasha Holman Conwill and Paul Gardullo

Retail Racism:
Shopping While Black and Brown in America

by Michelle Dunlap
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

Saga Boy:
My Life of Blackness and Becoming

by Antonio Michael Downing
(Milkweed Editions)

Teaching Black History to White People
by Leonard N. Moore
(University of Texas Press)

The Politics of Black Joy:
Zora Neale Hurston and Neo-Abolitionism

by Lindsey Stewart
(Northwestern University Press)

The Souls of Womenfolk:
The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South

by Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh
(University of North Carolina Press)

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